On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news we’re reading this Monday morning. We want to hear from our community about what we should be covering this week! Share your thoughts at the end of this post and we’ll talk about your idea at our editorial meeting this week. 

• In his proposed budget, President Obama nixed all federal funding for abstinence-only sex education in public schools. [Patheos] 

• Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucus this weekend, thanks in large part to her work forming a “multicultural coalition.” [Mother Jones] 

• India’s government is finally aiming to make non-sterilization methods of birth control available to millions more women—but some advocates are worried they haven’t been properly tested for safety. [New York Times]  

• Portugal voted to make catcalling a crime: A new law bans verbal harassment “of a sexual tenor.” [Equal Times] 

• Pop star Kesha broke down into tears when a judge read the ruling in her contract case—she is being forced to work with producer Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her. [SheKnows] 

• A rad, 24-year-old openly queer woman of color was just elected to the Georgia legislature. [Project Q] 

• Actor Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films, discusses casual racism and Asian representation onscreen. [The Mary Sue]  

• Let’s just take a minute to talk about how great Emma Thompson is. [Guardian] 

What’s On Your Radar? 

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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