Is it already Friday?! We’re rounding up some of the most interesting
things we read this week in another edition of On Our Radar.
- Johannes Mehserle, the ex-BART officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Speaker’s Corner offers a succinct round up of the mainstream media’s (non)coverage.
- Tasha Fierce has a call for submissions up for an anthology entitled “Occupied Bodies: Women of Color Speak on Self-Image” on Red Vinyl Shoes.
- Shelby Knox offers Google some suggestions of accomplished women that the search engine could honor with doodles. Over the past 11 years, Google has featured 109 “innovators, artists, revolutionaries and creators” on their front page, only 8 of which have been women.
- Over at Broadsheet, Stephanie Hughes highlights feminist summer camp.
The program, started by activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards four years ago, brings young feminists from all over the country to New York City for a week of networking, workshops, and, of course, bonding!
- Chloe Angyal writes on “lady tool kits” on Feministing.
- Via Sociological Images: Visiting a science lab changes 7th grade students’ perceptions of what a scientist ‘looks’ like on Restructure!
- Spoiler alert?!
Sady DoyleGarland Grey reviews Twilight: Eclipse and offers some much-needed “distinction between Twilight fans and Twlight, Inc.”
- On Shakesville, Melissa McEwan pans FatBooth, the new iPhone app that allows the user to upload a photo that magically makes you (assuming you’re thin, of course!) look fat.
- Maya Dusenbery of RH Reality Check roots for the abortion on tonight’s episode of NBC’s Friday Night Lights, one of the first abortions on television since the 1972 episode of Maude.
- For those in Los Angeles, there will be a panel by MAGNET (Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Trans People) on negative representations of trans women in the media on July 15th. Details are at Transgriot.
Find something that piqued your interest this week? Leave it in the comments section!