On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here’s what we’re reading today: 

• San Francisco may soon adopt a retail workers’ bill of rights, which would extend workplace protections to part-time retail workers. [Al Jazeera] 

• Meet one queer immigrant helped by Obama’s new immigration plan. [Advocate] 

• And also look at who will not be helped by the executive order. [Colorlines] 

• Here’s a heartbreaking story about what happens to unclaimed bodies in New York City’s morgue, focusing on the death of a sex worker named Millie. [The Awl] 

• In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, here’s a detailed guide to the allegations against Bill Cosby. [Daily Dot] 

• A professional gamer made a rape joke about his female opponent during a Star Craft 2 tournament—and the tournament kicked him out. Progress! [The Mary Sue] 

• What makes Katniss Everdeen a compelling heroine? [Bitch Flicks] 

• Today the hilarious band Hand Job Academy premieres an absurdist new rap about pop culture, identity, and Lena Dunham. 

What did I miss? Add what you’re reading to the comments. 

 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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1 Comment Has Been Posted

The gaming article was

The gaming article was interesting, but I've played tournaments before, and it's a professional setting. There was never a time where that would be OK, especially if sponsors were involved. The fact that this was, however "innocently", directed at a female just made the fire burn hotter. So as a gamer and a feminist, I say this isn't "progress" in the gaming community, just more of the same.

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