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On Our Radar: August 4th
• The teen thriller Pretty Little Liars has killed more queer and trans women than any other television show. [Autostraddle]
• Let’s celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with this essay examining representations of people of color in the film while reimagining what it would be like if the film features main characters of color. [Weird Sister]
• Ava DuVernay is the first Black woman to direct a live-action film with a $100 million budget. What is that film, you ask? Oh, just A Wrinkle in Time! [The Cut]
• A new website lets people of color request reparations from white folks. The site’s creator says, “It’s about reparations for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday.” [Colorlines]
• Yesterday, the Supreme Court voted to stay an appeals court decision that sided with a trans student who challenged his school district’s bathroom policy. [ThinkProgress]
• This guide to de-objectifying women in comics is fantastic! [Heroic Girls]
Here’s what we published yesterday at Bitch!
• From our Reproductive Rights and Justice writing fellow: Safety during pregnancy and childbirth is an essential human right.
• The surreal Netflix show Bojack Horseman is frank about a personal choice—and also spoofs the ideas of anti-abortion protesters.