On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-Up

on our radar

Here’s what we’re reading today: 

• Some conservatives are shocked that the newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, interned for Planned Parenthood, but the pageant actually has a pro-choice history. [Salon]

Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel won a Macarthur Genius Award!! “I feel like I’ve been in a state of shock,” she said. “Getting this kind of recognition from the MacArthur Foundation, I can feel it already changing my life.” [Guardian]

• In an attempt to regain female voters, some Republican candidates are coming out in support of over-the-counter birth control. [NPR] 

• For the first time since 2006, American poverty rates have fallen. But still about 14.5 percent of Americans live in poverty. [Slate]

• This in-depth history of women in comics discusses bizarre early comic strips, the underground comics of the 1970s, and top-notch comics creators now. [Collectors Weekly] 

New interactive infographics show the failure rates of a variety of contraceptive methods over time. [New York Times]

• Sexual assault in American Muslim communities doesn’t get a lot of attention. Breaking Silence is a new film currently seeking funding via Kickstarter that aims to “break the silence” by sharing the stories of Muslim women. [Kickstarter]  

• Lupita Nyong’o spent some quality time on Sesame Street to hang out with Elmo.

lupita and elmo both saying that they love their skin

What did I miss? Add what you’re reading to the comments. 


by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
View profile »

Hannah Steinkopf-Frank is a Chicago-based freelance writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Atlas Obscura, Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, JSTOR Daily, Jewish Currents, and Paper Magazine, among others.

Get must-read feminist news and analysis in your inbox, free every Tuesday: Sign up for On Our Radar!

0 Comments Have Been Posted

Add new comment