On Our Radar—Feminist News RoundupCovid-19 Relief Is Exposing the World’s Differing Safety Nets

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TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS​​​​

  • In cities around the world, work has stopped. Bills have not. But the first wave of government rescue packages has exposed the reality: The pain will depend largely on where people live. [New York Times]
     
  • Speaking of government rescue packages, the U.S. Senate voted on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill last night. [Washington Post]
     
  • A public radio station in Washington state will no longer be airing White House press briefings on the coronavirus “due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time.” [The Hill]
     
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s first centibillionaire, is asking the public for donations to provide basic support to his 800,000 employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. [MintPress News]

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YESTERDAY FROM BITCH

  • Memes to an End: Making the Case for the Living Wage on TikTok Customer-service workers are sick of being abused and devalued, and while their skits are funny, they’re also communicating a shift that needs to happen in a society that prides itself as progressive. [Nicole Froio]
     
  • The Truth about TV News Is Far Scarier Than Fiction The points these movies are making—that news is selectively curated, hosts can be vapid, and commercial television is motivated more by profit than public service—were perhaps shocking once but are now the least of our problems. [Diane Shipley​]
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