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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Jay Smooth says this Academy Awards was a good reminder of “the big lie.” “Nothing does more to perpetuate injustice than good people who assume that injustice is caused by bad people.” 

Many feminists offer some responses to Patricia Arquette’s comments — and her cringe-inducing follow-up comments — about gender pay equality last night. Meanwhile, Fox News is “appalled.”

This bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion, and elevated by love for all human beings.”

Collier Meyerson on J. Lo’s stealth feminism.

Wow. Joan Rivers and Elaine Stritch were left out of the “in memoriam” segment.

Alejandro González Iñárritu may not have been offended by it, but Sean Penn’s xenophobic joke intro-ing him was still shitty.

The Oscars totally have black friends.

An abortion storyline on Girls.

Here are the new, diverse emojis.

The government releases new guidance to ensure equal access for transgender people in homeless shelters.

Mississippi’s anti-choice TRAP law has arrived before the Supreme Court.


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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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