On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday!

Oprah is going to star in HBO Films' The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks! The movie is based on Rebecca Skloot's best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks, whose cervical cancer cells were used to create the first human immortal cell line. Oprah will play Deborah Lacks, Henrietta's daughter. [Vulture]

• Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Janet Mock spoke to the United Nations as part of the Recognition, Justice and Development: Women of African descent event. Watch here! [Colorlines]

Two Black women have filed a class action lawsuit against The New York Times, alleging that racism, sexism, and ageism rule the newspaper’s culture. [The Guardian]

• In the wake of North Carolina’s transphobic bathroom bill, a new study suggests an association between denied access to restrooms and suicide attempts by transgender people. [Newsweek]

• This is the appropriate reaction to the question “Are men second class citizens?” in case you ever need it. [ELLE]

 

Here's what we published yesterday at Bitch!

• Attorney Chase Strangio explains the legal strategy for fighting the discriminatory laws from North Carolina to South Dakota.

Trans women writers are rarely part of the academic canon in either literature or gender-studies classes, despite publishing numerous ground-breaking books over the past decade.

• Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler's new book, We Were Feminists Once, is out TODAY and available anywhere you buy books! Here's what people are saying about this witty take on marketplace feminism.

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