On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news on my radar this morning:

• Amelia Boynton Robinson, a pivotal figure of the Civil Rights Movement and the first Black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died at the age of 104. [NY Times]

Maryland is the first state to ban a broad class of discriminatory profiling in law enforcement, releasing guidelines that clearly define characteristics police officers may not use when interacting with citizens. [Colorlines]

• Walmart announced they will stop selling semi-automatic rifles on the same day as two journalists were shot and killed with a handgun in Virginia. [Al Jazeera America]

• Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything, discusses her thoughts on climate change and writing about her own raw terror. [The Guardian]

• Pop culture’s obsession with the bod of the father (“dad bod”) is more about conservative attractiveness and reifying notions of patriarchy and domination. [The New Inquiry] 

• As a first-generation college student, Jenine Capó-Crucet’s essay “Taking My Parents to College” brought me to tears, reflecting on a crucial moment when many of us break away from home. [NY Times]

• Grace Jones awed audiences at the Afropunk Festival, exuding her artistic brilliance. Read “As Much as I Can, as Black as I Am,” a queer history of Jones’ pioneering success. [Pitchfork]

• Shoegaze fans: You should totally bask in Beach House's new album Depression Cherry, a tasty dose of dream pop heaven. [NPR First Listen]

by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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