On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar:

• If Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul hopes to gain favor with women voters, he might want to start by not shushing a female reporter when she tries to ask him a question. [Huffington Post]

• The FTC has finally begun to crack down on revenge porn websites, which exploit personal information for financial gain. [The Atlantic]

• More good news for marriage equality advocates in the U.S.: Alabama will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples next Monday. [Politico]

• Last week, the government of El Salvador, where abortion is illegal, pardoned a woman imprisoned for abortion-related charges, but a group of women known as “Las 17” remain in prison for similar charges. [RH Reality Check]

• Google donated $775,000 to CODE2040, a non-profit geared toward diversity in tech industries. The group will use the money to fund free training programs aimed at black and Latino college students studying engineering. [Wall Street Journal]

• Fans of “women laughing alone with salad,” take note: Stock-image service SheStock hopes to change the depictions of women in stock photography. [The Hairpin, The Mary Sue]

• Check out this interview with comedian Tig Notaro on her experience performing a set while topless. [Slate]

• And finally, Planned Parenthood is joining Sleater-Kinney on tour! [@PPACT]  

A flier saying Planned Parenthood will be tabling at Sleater-Kinney shows

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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