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On Our Radar: August 18th

• Cynthia Nixon is playing Emily Dickinson in a new biopic. [Elle]

• Amy Schumer said she’s “saddened” by Kurt Metzger’s mocking of rape victims. The Inside Amy Schumer writer has been harassing women online since 2013. [The Guardian]

• In response to the Metzger mess, the women’s satire site Reductress is devoting its entire landing page to humor articles (primarily written by women) about rape. [Jezebel]

• Why is the incarceration rate of women in the U.S. going up? [Quartz]

Feminism and inclusion at the Rio Olympics. [Autostraddle]

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Blossom mixes jazz and soul for music that’s the essence of chill.

When women are told they’re worse athletes, they perform worse. And our society tells them they’re not as good as men in all kinds of ways.

• A reader Ask(s) Bear if they’re missing out by not drinking—but worries about spiraling into addiction.

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