On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today:

• Lawmakers in three states are pushing for an anti-transgender bathroom bill. [Mother Jones]

• The University of Oklahoma has severed ties with the local Alpha Sigma Epsilon fraternity after a video of students chanting racist slurs became public. Two of the students in the video have since been expelled. [CNN, Colorlines]

• In case “Blurred Lines” wasn’t already bad enough, a jury ruled that the song clearly ripped off Marvin Gaye. [Guardian]  

• According to a recent survey, gun ownership in the U.S. is on the decline, with 32 percent of homes owning a gun—the lowest it’s been since the 1980s. [New York Times]

• On International Women’s Day, feminist website Femsplain suffered a DDoS attack. Thankfully, the site has since seen a substantial increase in positive web traffic and donations. [Bustle]

• Often-douchebaggey Rideshare company Uber and the UN have partnered to hire one million female drivers by 2020. [TIME]

• Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signed a new law imposing tough sentences on femicidal acts, newly defined as “any crime that involves domestic violence, contempt or discrimination against women.” [BBC News]

• You know you want to read this study on reactions to farts according to gender and sexual orientation. [Sociological Images]

• And your silly/fun video for the day: check out these women giving Youtube’s #Dear Me campaign a Disney Princess twist. [Youtube]

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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