On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Welcome to a new day! Here’s what’s on our radar this morning:

Hillary Clinton talked with Black Lives Matter activists… and it was… well… not great. [Good]

• Rapper and former TV host Dee Barnes reflects on watching Straight Outta Compton and how Dr. Dre assaulted her in 1991. [Gawker] 

The White House just hired its first openly transgender staff member, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, to be the outreach and recruitment director for the Office of Presidential Personnel. [Colorlines]

• Meanwhile, Chelsea Manning is facing 21 days of discipline for having unapproved reading materials in her cell. What was confiscated from her? Vanity Fair, a copy of I Am Malala, and a book called Taking Rights Seriously. [Guardian] 

• George Zimmerman teamed up with an Anti-Muslim gun shop owner to make Confederate flag art because of course he did. [Jezebel]

• A recent poll found that 49 percent of 18-24 year olds in Britain do not identify as heterosexual, and that more and more people are accepting queer identities as existing on a spectrum. [YouGov UK, The Guardian]

Here’s a handy calculator that determines whether or not you may be a gentrifier. [Slate]

• One small town in Michigan decided to send all of its students to college through donations. [The Atlantic]

• For any Bitch readers heading to college in a few weeks, Black Girl Dangerous has some things you need to know about sex. [BGD]

• Finally, for some feel good vibes, queer artist Allison Weiss debuted a new music video for her song “Golden Coast,” which makes me want to go on a last minute summer road trip: [Allison Weiss]

What else is going on today? Let us know down below! 

by Grace Manger
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Grace Manger is Bitch’s New Media intern and a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College. She likes writing letters, trampolines, the Internet, and fractals. Follow her on Twitter @gracemanger.

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