Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today:
• In a beautiful essay, Theodore R. Johnson explores the disconnect he feels during Black History Month—the lives of Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks seem worlds away from the racism of today. [The Atlantic]
• Mississippi was using a scary, unofficial drug to administer lethal injections, until a judge blocked the pharmacy from selling it. [Guardian]
• Barbie is the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. Um, very interesting. [New York Times]
• Poetry workshops can be brutal, as I well know, but Kristen Stewart got a very public sort of workshop in response to the poem “My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole” she published in Maire Clare. She may be a little shy about submitting her work now. Welcome to my world, Kristen! [The Poetry Foundation]
• East Meck High School in North Carolina crowned the state’s first transgender homecoming king. I love stories like this. [Feministing]
What did I miss? Add you’re reading to the comments.