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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.”

Seen that new anti-domestic violence video showing boys being asked to slap a girl? Here’s a good analysis of why it’s so messed up

Let’s talk about bad sex.

When it comes to reproductive rights restrictions, anti-abortion stigma is not the only cultural force at play — it’s about racism and classism, too.

The geography of female employment and nonemployment.

“Prostitutes might be called victims, but they’re still arrested, still handcuffed, and still held in cages.”

Laverne Cox is with be a guest host on The View this week.

Fox News host says requiring companies to disclose CEO salaries is “essentially slut-shaming.” Uhh, what?

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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,, 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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