On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today:

• “With the thinnest of rationales, the police here responded to community anger in the self-justifying language of force.” Jelani Cobb reports on what he witnessed last night in Ferguson, Missouri. [The New Yorker]

• Journalist Wesley Lowery recounts his arrest at a McDonald’s while covering the Ferguson protests. [The Washington Post]
• The position of treasurer in the United States has been held by a woman for the last six decades. Here’s why. 
[The Atlantic]
• Congratulations to Maryam Mirzhakani for becoming the first woman to win the mathmatical Fields Medal and studying a new and exciting field. [Slate]
• Here’s a closer look at the segregation in Ferguson, Missourri where just 3 of the fifty-three police officers are black. [Mother Jones]
• More dads want paternity leave. Getting it is a more difficult matter.  [NPR]

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