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On Our Radar: August 11th

Paid leave is gaining momentum! [Rewire]

• An (authorized) Angela Davis biopic will be coming soon! She’s teaming up with a producer of Fruitvale Station and Dope to create the film based on her autobiography. [Colorlines]

Female Olympians screaming (With joy? With relief? All the emotions!)! [Buzzfeed]

A district attorney in Texas incarcerated rape survivors in order to compel their testimony in court—now she’s facing a lawsuit. [Salon]

• Female comedians agree: Men just aren’t funny. [The Cut]

Here’s what we published yesterday at Bitch!

A brief history of radical cheerleading, which mixes peppy chants with anti-establishment politics.

• From our Some of Us Are Brave columnist Tamara Winfrey Harris: “Because female power is assumed to be beauty, and female beauty is latched tight to youth, our power is believed to fade over time.”

The new Ocean’s Eight cast looks amazing, but why only eight and not the full eleven (or twelve or thirteen)? If you could cast your dream all-female Ocean’s Eleven, who would you add to the crew?

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