blacklivesmatter protestor at netroots

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The responses by presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to the #BlackLivesMatter action at Netroots “laid bare a massive divide between a significant movement in American politics and those who would lead the country and theoretically carry their mantle.” 

“True political inclusion of black voters in the progressive movement will reveal racial justice and economic progress as inextricably linked, and that there is no need to forsake one for the other (or to solve one first and fix the other later).”

Netroots attendees also took Elizabeth Warren to task for neglecting to mention reproductive rights in her keynote speech about progressive values.

Democrats in Congress are introducing legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.

Ashley Diamond, a trans woman inmate who is suing the Georgia prison system for safe housing and hormone treatment, says she was sexually assaulted again.

A chat with Brianna Scurry about how to get more Black girls playing soccer.

More details emerge from his 2005 deposition showing Bill Cosby’s predatory relationships with young women.

Header image credit: Ross D. Franklin/AP

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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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