Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today is World AIDS Day.

“If we invest just $3 a day for each person living with HIV for the next five years, we would break the epidemic for good.” 

Remember: The Reagan White House was literally laughing about AIDS for years into the epidemic.

In this country, transgender women are the fastest-growing population of HIV-positive people and often don’t get access to the treatment they need.

Mini-profiles of 18 queer women involved in AIDS activism in the ’80s.

ACT UP: London activists dumped horse manure outside UKIP’s offices to protest their bullshit comments about people living with HIV. “The vile crap that UKIP keeps spreading stigmatises and ostracises people living with HIV, gay people and immigrants.”

Ferguson activists met with the White House today.

Feministing Jamz faves My Gay Banjo are giving away all their music for free until tomorrow in solidarity with #BlackOutFriday.

Our own Mychal was on the Melissa Harris-Perry show talking about Ray Rice’s return to the NFL and Janay Rice speaking out.

To save reproductive rights nationwide, we need a Southern strategy “that engages the most vulnerable communities in the South and advocates for policies that meet their needs.”

I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone blamed the “women’s lib movement” for Ferguson.

Trans activist Monica Jones is facing deportation in Australia.

Only 12 percent of workers in the US have paid family leave through their employers. Here’s what we need from a family leave program.

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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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