On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Thursday!

• This piece by Ronan Farrow on Woody Allen and the culture of acquiescence is devastating and important. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• On the ghost of “free speech,” The Antioch Review, and transphobia. [Feministing]

• The newest episode of the podcast Reveal is all about the history and impact of Title IX. [Reveal]

• Sherman Alexie and Trevor Noah discuss the Washington NFL team and how Native Americans are often left out of discussions about its name. [Comedy Central]

Sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi have been dropped. [ThinkProgress]

• Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear Jr. has been found not competent to stand trial. He faces 179 criminal counts, but will be housed at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo to be treated for a delusional disorder until such time as the court determines he is fit to stand trial. [Rewire]

• This is bound to be great—Hari Kondabolu is working on a pilot and a documentary for TruTV! [Colorlines]

Here's what we published yesterday at Bitch!

• The band Yacht pretended to be victims of a sex tape leak to get publicity. Yikes. 

Mars Hill's blend of pop culture and strict Calvinist doctrine allowed the church to occupy a unique niche between conservative Christians and their secular liberal contemporaries.

• The comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt takes on a dark topic in its second season: the lingering impact of trauma.

• Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper has filed a civil rights complaint against her employer, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, after she was ordered to shut up about abortion.

What does an “open budget” mean exactly? And how much feminist media can it buy?

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