On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Here's what's on my radar today!

• On the heels of releasing her protest song “Hell You Talmbout,” Janelle Monae and other members of the Wondaland crew have been traveling around the country performing at rallies for local anti-police-brutality groups. [Oregon Live] 

• Today is Trans Liberation Tuesday—a national day of action to raise awareness about violence against transgender women of color. [Transliberation] 

• EncuentrosMortales.org, a Spanish-language counterpart to the English-language FatalEncounters.org is working on unraveling the number of deaths of undocumented immigrants at the hands of law enforcement through a comprehensive national database. [Nieman Lab]

• How many people are killed by police in the US every year? We're not entirely sure because the government doesn't collect data on in-custody deaths consistently. The Guardian launched a project called “The Counted” that's an open source database where the general public is invited to account for people killed by police in the U.S.  [The Guardian]

• Jeb Bush clarifies that his use of the term “anchor babies” to refer to children born to immigrant parents in the US wasn't meant to refer to Latino families… but to Asian families. What?! [Vox] 

• This heart-wrenching article details ISIS’s terrifying faith-based ideology and how they justify raping women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority. [New York Times]

Radical feminist bio-hackers GynePunks are paving a new path to access reproductive health care through their DIY gynecological and first-aid tools. They're especially helpful for people who are often denied healthcare access—like sex workers, immigrants, and LGBTQ folks. [Motherboard]

• Racial inequality is not divorced from economic inequality. In this piece, Touré F. Reed explains why liberal people have a history of divorcing racial inequality from economic inequality. [Jacobin]

• Did you know who was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States? Maud Wagner, who was born in 1877.  [Open Culture]

Maud Wagner-first known female tattoo artist

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by Manmeet Sahni
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Originally from India, Manmeet is a writer currently based in Quito, Ecuador.  When not staring at the light-emitting devices, she can be found reading, exploring unknown turfs. You can find her on Twitter

 

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