Happy Friday! Here’s what’s on our radar this morning.
• Texas continues its antichoice roll: Three of the state’s GOP legislators filed a measure Thursday that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected—which, in the case of most pregnancies, is as early as six weeks. So, basically all abortions then. [ThinkProgress]
• Ms. Magazine has jumped on board the Orange is the New Black love train along with much of the rest of us, praising the show for the way is uses its white main character to unpack a range of privileges. [Ms.]
• From the all-female jury to the role of Rachel Jeantel as a witness to the wreching testimony of Trayvon Martin’s mother, the trial of George Zimmerman was, in large part, about the women involved. [The Feminist Wire]
• Sad: 26-year-old Ethiopian runner Meskerem Legesse died suddenly near her home in Connecticut on Thursday. The pregnant former Olympian’s baby was delivered shortly after her death. [ESPN]
• “Because Kenan Thompson is not a black woman,” and six other spot-on reasons why Saturday Night Live needs to hire a black female cast member if it ever hopes to be culturally relevant again. [BuzzFeed]
• The new film Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, which spotlights black female professors— with a special focus on their intersecting experiences of race, class and gender—looks fantastic. [Indiewire]
Reading anything good? Share your picks in the comments!