On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar:

• Plus-size model Tess Munster landed a contract with prominent modeling agency Milk Management. Munster, who wears a size 22, is a body positivity activist and founder of the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement. [Huffington Post]

The Senate is grilling attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch today—this morning she called out waterboarding as torture.  [Guardian] 

• What exactly happened to Kristiana Coignard, the 17-year-old girl shot by Texas police last week? [ThinkProgress]

• Check out this interview with the duo who invented a device to help demystify and promote the health benefits of Kegel exercises. [Salon]

• The advocacy group the National Sikh Campaign aims to educate the public on the image of Sikhs in America. [The Atlantic]

• Some seriously great conversations about women in Hollywood are happening at Sundance this year. [The Mary Sue]

• An influx of Cubans have migrated to the U.S. partly in fear of the possible loss of immigration benefits established between the two countries in 1966. [Washington Post]

• Actor Benedict Cumberbatch recently came under fire for using the term “colored” when referring to Black actors. Thankfully, he has since issued a refreshingly sincere apology. [Jezebel]

• And something neat to end your day: an artist’s mock-up of a newly discovered planet’s giant rings, said to be 200 times bigger than Saturn’s! [TIME]

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

 

by Ariana Vives
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Ariana Vives is a former Bitch new media intern. She finally got into The Walking Dead and hopes some good will come from this.

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I was really pleased with

I was really pleased with Cumberbatch's apology. It felt very sincere to me. The truth is, people make mistakes, but he seems to have used his as an opportunity to confront his ignorance and learn something, rather than to double down and turn defense.

Also, fantastic news about Tess. She's fantastic.

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