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John Oliver goes off on online misogynistic harassment.


A profile of Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant, the only declared socialist in the legislature of a major US city.

How victim-blaming led to the rape kit backlog.

A cop arrested a lesbian teen for no reason, forced her to strip, and masturbated in front of her.

Julie Foudy on the painfully slow growth of women’s soccer.

Chloe on the Charleston massacre and the “unbearably long line of lethality meted out in the name of white womanhood—in my name, and maybe in yours.”

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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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