On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Native appropriation, HIV prophylaxis, and botched rape investigations: Here’s the news on our radar today. 

• Is that a “tipi of First Nations smoked salmon” on your plate? The Canadian culinary scene’s fascination with all things indigenous sparks an inquiry into the complexities of appropriation, indigenous cuisine, local eating, and colonialism. [Racialicious]

• Ginger Hale looks at the intersections of queer identity and substance abuse—and a growing contingent of sober queers who just wanna have fun. [Autostraddle]

• The New York Times seems to have fired executive editor Jill Abramson in part because the top brass thought she was too “pushy” about being paid the same as the man who was executive editor before her. That’s screwed up. [New Yorker] 

• The national list of universities who need to step up their sexual assault policies doesn’t include the University of Oregon, whose handling of gang rape charges against three of its star basketball players is under scrutiny. [LA Times]

• “As long as physical standards of feminine beauty are causing smart, funny, talented women—famous or not—even an instant of self doubt or self reproach, we need to keep discussing them.” [xoJane]

• The Center for Disease Control has recommended a daily dose of HIV prophlaxis—an antiretroviral drug called Truvada—to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States. What does this mean for condom use and the queer community? [New York Times]

Did I miss anything? Add what you’re reading in the comments.

by Jennifer Busby
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Very interesting subject on queerness and substance abuse.......

For some reason I never thought about it before, but it definitely makes a lot of sense. The one problem I had with it was that Ginger Hale talked about what it's like for gay men and gay and bisexual women. But said nothing about bisexual men. It seems like some people forget that bisexual men exist too. Even though they know that "LGBTQ" is supposed to represent EVERY human.

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