On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here’s all the news we’re reading today: 

• Today is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Just the time for female GOP lawmakers in the House to stop a restrictive anti-abortion bill from going to vote. The law would have banned the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. [Washington Post]

• Officer Darren Wilson is not expected to face federal civil rights charges for the shooting death of Mike Brown. [New York Times] 

• A video clip was released of recent Brdigeton, New Jersey police shooting death, clearly showing the victim raising his hands as he got out of his car. [Huffington Post]

• Bjork talks at length about her new album and the difficulty of being a female musician in a male-dominated industry, “It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” Pitchfork] 

• Citing FIFA’s unlikelihood to take their claims seriously, Women’s World Cup players withdrew their gender discrimination suit centered on the literal uneven playing field of having women turf as opposed to grass. [Think Progress]

McDonalds is facing a discrimination lawsuit from workers who say they were fired from a store with “too many Black people.” [Guardian] 

• From the “We needed to vote on this?” files: the U.S. passed an amendment to say that they all agreed that climate change is a real actual thing. [Science]

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

by Amy Lam
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Amy Lam is Bitch Media’s contributing editor. Find her at @amyadoyzie.

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