On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today:

• Conservative Wisconsin lawmakers continue to squeeze unions out of workplaces by passing a right-to-work bill. Right-to-work legislation has been shown to decrease union membership and affect their ability to protect workers. [Huffington Post]

• Long considered a reliable outlet for documentary filmmakers of color, PBS may be shifting its programming schedule in a way that marginalizes a group who already live at the margins of media. [Colorlines]

• Twitter CEO Dick Costolo admits that his social media company “sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls.” But what’re ya’ll gonna do about it? [Salon]

• For our fans of Cookie and her quest to take over the Empire that she feels is rightfully hers, a writer asks, “Why do we keep comparing Empire’s female characters to Real Housewives?” [Slate]

• Oh the irony of a an unretouched photo of a supermodel causing a stir. [Washington Post] 

• And today’s self-improvement lesson can be found in this guide on how to become a better ally for our Black LGBTQ lady friends. [For Harriet]

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

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