On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Hey, it's Thursday! Here's what we're reading today: 

• Remember how New York police spied on Muslim communities? Now the city will now have an independent monitor to scrutinize the NYPD's surveillance activities. [New York Times] 

• Another day, another Congressional vote to defund Planned Parenthood. [Mother Jones] 

Quantico's Priyanka Chopra became the first South Asian woman to win a People's Choice Award. [Mic] 

• The Ivory Coast has banned skin lightening creams—the creams meant to make skin whiter can include chemicals that are toxic. [Muslim Girl] 

• In moving interviews, writer Ashley Ford explores what it's like when your father is released from prison. [Fusion] 

• Julieanne Smolinski shares a powerful essay about being a comedy writer who's also in an abusive relationship. [The Cut] 

• Today is the birthday of Zora Neale Hurston—read these beautiful tributes to her work. [The Root] 

What did I miss? Add what you're reading to the comments. 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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