On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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• Check out this essay excerpt from Jessica Valenti’s new book Sex Object on the lifetime of leers that women face. [The New York Times]

• Across the country, women are building platforms for themselves and their activism using personal and community relationships. [Flavorwire]

• Yes! Taxes on tampons and pads might soon be a thing of the past in New York. [Rewire]

• In 1970, an all-women feminist comic book series turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out. [Huffington Post]

• Here’s an unbelievable headline: Black Lives Matter Pasadena founder Jasmine Richards was found guilty of  “attempted lynching”—but what does that actually mean in this case? Not what you’d expect. [Colorlines]

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• Douchebag Decree! You thought this election couldn't get worse, but then someone who thinks feminists are “backed by hysterical rage” is considering running for president.

• In this episode of Popaganda, we’re embarking on an anti-capitalist exploration of cold hard cash.

• Treat yoself to this BitchTape of chill-out tunes curated by Cat of THEESatisfaction.

An asexual author got tired of not seeing asexual characters in YA books. So she decided to write her own series.

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