On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar:

Kansas’ governer removes anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ state workers. Governor Sam Brownback annulled a 2007 measure that protected state employees. [MSNBC] 

• Meanwhile, in Alabama, some county judges are refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a Supreme Court order to do so. [Huffington Post] 

• Fashion’s racial divide: Of the 260 shows at New York Fashion Week, only three are by African American designers. [New York Times] 

• American jails have become warehouses for “the poor, ill, and addicted,” according a study entitled “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America.” [VERA Institute for Justice]

• Lack of cultural competency combined with police violence has left an Indian grandfather almost paralyzed. [Colorlines]

• Laverne Cox could make history by being the first transgender character to be a series regular after being cast in CBS pilot as a trans lawyer. [Salon]

• Leave yoga pants alone! A Republican state representative, David Moore, proposed a bill to criminalize stretchy tight pants as indecent exposure. [Mother Jones]

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

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