On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar this morning!

• Looking for some fresh reading material? Well there are thousands of zines by queer POC to check out, so here’s a list of 50 sweet titles to get you started! [Autostraddle]

• America’s favorite political penis pun is back: Anthony Weiner has been revealed (cough) to be the center of another sexting scandalthis time under the 70’s porno alias “Carlos Danger.” [Slate]

Speaking of porn, Tumblr is cracking down on inappropriate content, which has somehow led to censoring the tags #gay, #lesbian, and #bisexual. [Jezebel]

• Also in questionable censorship news, Clear Channel refuses to air ads about women’s reproductive health care on the grounds of indecency. Sign WAM’s petition to unblock this important information from the airwaves. [Women, Action, & The Media]

• Sci-fi author Arlene Lagos of the new female-fronted series Beyond Earth is asking for creative minds to submit their own version of a modern-day heroine. [Beyond Earth Series]

• A study from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that providing access to free birth control does in fact reduce abortion ratesby a whopping 62-78 percent. [Addicting Info]

• Where do republicans come from? Men who grow up with their sisters taking on all of the housework might be more likely to adopt conservative views. [Mother Jones]

• On average, American women spend more on child delivery than Kate Middleton did on her royal birth. [The Week]

Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” is all over the radio this summer–Boylesque group Mod Carousel teamed up with vocalists Caela Bailey, Sydni Devereux, and Dalisha Phillips to challenge the song with this great genderswap parody. [Huffington Post]

Clip from Blurred Lines parody video

What did we miss? Let us know what you’re reading in the comments! 

by Marinda Valenti
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