On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• As the White House investigates sexual assault at universities, more reports of botched cases arise. [RH Reality Check]  

• Thousands of children are crossing the border into the United States, fleeing violence in their home countries—why do some Republicans think it’s a wild idea that we should take good care of them once they arrive? [Think Progress] 

• In an update to the Fisher v. University of Texas Austin case, the Supreme Court rules that universities can still use race as a consideration in their admissions policies. [New York Times]

• New federal guidelines on workplace discrimination could help pregnant workers. [Associated Press]

• Imagine what kinds of programs and services local governments could fund if police didn’t engage in aggressive behavior that leads to expensive settlements. [Alternet] 

• No major revelation here, but when male workers see their peers and supervisors take paternity leave, they are more inclined to see paternity leave positively. [The Atlantic]

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by Lucy Vernasco
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