On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! May, here we come!

• After being sexually assaulted, a student at McGill wonders how many other stories of sexual assault are heard by the same administration and swept under the rug. [McGill Daily]

• If you want to start your day out mad, an Oklahoma court declared that state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious. [The Guardian]

• In nine Democratic debates, women’s health hasn’t come up once, and that’s a problem. [The New York Times]

• Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, spoke at the first symposium of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. [Fusion]

• Despite the fact that Post-Abortion Syndrome—a form of post-traumatic stress marked by “grief, pain, regret, and denial”—has been long refuted by the medical community, on top of the fact that it fosters fear and deception, and arguably ruins lives, it remains a potent and ubiquitous tactic used by crisis pregnancy centers. [The Establishment]


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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib talks about being an outsider and insider in literary spaces and punk.

• We’ve brought back the Douchebag Decree, and this one goes to the American Family Association. The anti-LGBT hate group is backing discriminatory bathroom policies and attacking Target for letting staff and customers use the bathroom matching their gender-identity. Douchebags indeed.

• “I’m on a Beyoncé high,” says writer Marge Jacobsen, who joins us on Backtalk to talk about Lemonade and love stories.

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