On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar

Here’s what we’re reading this morning:

• According to a new report from the Human Rights Watch, service members who report sexual assault are much more likely to experience retaliation for reporting than they are to see their attacker convicted. [Salon]

• When BuzzFeed Editorial Assistant Susan Cheng interviewed Mad Men actor Paul Johansson for a feature about how “he has played so many assholes throughout his acting career,” Johansson made frequent, unnecessary sexual comments, many of which were recorded. [Buzzfeed]

• The UK’s MakieLab stepped up to the #ToysLikeMe campaign’s call for more diverse representations of disabilities in toys. The company already made 3-D printed dolls based on customer’s preferences, and now they’re going to start making accessories like hearing and walking aids. [Feministing]

• “You too can commodify something sacred to Native communities for the low-low price of $8.90.” Forever 21 is selling headdresses again. [Indian Country Today]

• Lots of people don’t know about Philadelphia’s MOVE bombing that happened 30 years ago. NPR’s Gene Demby looks into its history and asks why. [NPR Code Switch]

• A new exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. is bridging the gap between the Indiana Jones franchise’s archaeology and the archaeology that inspired it. [National Geographic]

Art group LA Mother is launching their new co-working space for female creatives with #notadirtyword, a blog and event series that is aiming to reclaim or toss away pejoratives often thrown at women. Their first event is May 30th in Los Angeles, and all proceeds from it will go towards launching an incubator program to help businesswomen in the community get started. [LA Mother]

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.


by Jess Kibler
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Jess Kibler is a Portland-based writer, editor, and sad-song collector.

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