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This Veterans Day, Michelle Obama highlights the problems faced by female veterans. “Last month, the unemployment rate for women veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan was 11.2 percent — five points higher than men who served in the same conflicts, and more than double the rate for civilian women.” Meanwhile, nearly a third of women veterans report having experienced military sexual trauma, a third of VA medical centers lack a gynecologist on staff, and only one in six female vets understand the health benefits they’re eligible for.

The Taco or Beer Challenge raised nearly $30K for abortion funds around the world.

Alyssa Rosenberg explores what happens to women alone in space in film.

“How shocking: the low prestige, invisible, poorly paid jobs on the internet are filled by women. Women provide the behind the scenes labor that is mystified as the work of computers, unglamorous work transformed into apparent algorithmic perfection.”

Why are some white people so eager to use the n-word?

Horrible: Eleven women have died and dozens more were hospitalized after surgical sterilizations at a government-run camp in India.

A feminist sandwich shop menu.

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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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