On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Did you know that climate change has gender-based consequences? Francie Diep explains how women are disproportionately affected by our warming Earth. [Pacific Standard]

• A major player in Appalachia’s coal mining industry, Don Blankenship, may be facing jail time. But he’s already left his mark on West Virginia’s political scene. [Mother Jones]

• Food stamps and federal Women, Infant, and Children benefits give parents money to buy food—but don’t allow low-income parents to buy other essentials, like diapers. That’s a huge problem. But as of November 1, San Francisco will be the first city in the country to create a program that specifically addresses that need. [ThinkProgress]

• New York mayor Bill de Blasio just announced that his city will be joining the Counter Violent Extremism program, which so far has only targeted Muslim youth. [Feministing]

• This investigative series “Prison Kids” examines what's broken about the American juvenile justice system. [Fusion] 

• Welsh blues artist Nia just dropped her first music video. It’s for her song “I Can't Breathe,” which about police brutality. It's amazing! 

by Kirstin Kelley
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I'm a freelance writer based out of Portland, Oregon who loves animals, reading, and spending time outside whenever I'm not writing. You can find my work at www.kdkwrites.com or follow me on Twitter @kirstinkelley1!

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