On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here’s what’s on our radar! 

• Amnesty International is sending resources to Ferguson that it has never before deployed within the United States. [Buzzfeed]

• Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, is making waves after going against the majority in Cuba’s parliament and voting against a worker’s rights bill that did not include workers with unconventional gender identities. [NPR]

• After helping her team make it to the Little League World Series, 13-year-old pitcher Mo’Ne Davis is now on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated—she’s the first Little Leaguer to grace the cover. [Jezebel]

• The internet is buzzing after Taylor Swift released her new video for “Shake It Off.” Not everyone is happy with the single. [Pitchfork]

• Trolls, men’s rights activists, and other anonymous commentators take note: Fark, the online aggregator, has promised to ban misogyny from its comment section. [Slate]

Dream, Girl, a new film seeking funding via Kickstarter, will strive to broaden the definition of “boss” by highlighting a diverse group of female entrepreneurs and CEOs. [Kickstarter] 

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by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank is a Chicago-based freelance writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Atlas Obscura, Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, JSTOR Daily, Jewish Currents, and Paper Magazine, among others.

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