On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar today:

• No need to ask Congress for approval to raise wages: President Obama may be able to give 10 million workers a raise himself if he gives the green light to Secretary of Labor to revise the rules for overtime pay.  [Huffington Post]

•  What is more responsible for allowing over 400,000 rape kits from being unprocessed: Underfunded police departments or a culture that doesn’t give a damn? [Slate]

 •  Thousands of foreign-born kids who were raised in the United States have received a hard-won right to deferred deportation—but the program that grants them paperwork to stay in the country legally runs out in November and it looks like renewing your papers will be expensive and confusing. [Colorlines]

• A new study reminds us that half of the women are murdered in the US are killed with handguns, so gun background checks help save women’s lives. [Al Jazeera] 

• Emily Bell asks if journalism startups like Vice, Quartz, Buzzfeed, and Politico can be considered revolutionary when they succeed so well at keeping white men in the lead. [The Guardian]

 •  Oh no, not a new Gallup Poll!  And at the bottom of the list: Only 24 percent of Americans care about climate change “a great deal” and only 17 percent care about race relations.  Where’s my passport? [Salon]

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400,000 Untested Rape Kits

The number of untested rape kits above is not correct. In the United States, there are over 400,000 rape kits that have not yet been tested. Some going back decades. Many whose statute of limitations have already run out. 400,000 not 40,000.

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