Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet


Yesterday, as actions against police brutality took place nationwide, protesters shut down a major highway here in Atlanta last night, forming a human blockade and unraveling a sign declaring, “Black lives matter.” (Image via Southerners on New Ground)

In less than two weeks, North Dakotans will vote on a personhood amendment.

Brittany Cooper on representations of black women on TV–from The Cosby Show to Shondaland.

We’ve stopped talking about domestic violence and the NFL.

Fox News thinks young women are too busy with Tinder and being “hot and running around without a care in the world” to “get” voting.

Too many LGBT students still feel unsafe at school.

Our own Jos has a piece in the Guardian on combating anti-trans workplace discrimination.


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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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