On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today:

• Eighty-one percent of people shot by Philadelphia police within a five-year span were Black, even though the Black community accounts for only 40 percent of the city’s population. [The Guardian]

• Meet Nathalie Huerta, a queer Latina who owns the U.S.’s first LGBTQ gym. [Colorlines]

• Diversity in comics? Yay! Misogynist comic book fans trying to stop diversity from happening? Boo. [Salon]

• The crowning of Ariana Miyamoto as the first biracial Miss Japan has been met with praise for challenging perceptions of beauty in Japan as well as criticism for her “not looking Japanese enough.” [Yahoo! News]

• In Afghanistan, a woman murdered for allegedly burning the Koran (the accusation was later declared false) has become a symbol for women’s rights in the country. [Washington Post]

• Actress Angelina Jolie, who has a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, penned an op-ed about having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed two years after her double mastectomy. [New York Times]

• Wow—100 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity this year has come from renewable energy sources! [Think Progress]

• Finally, watch comedian Jenny Hagel asks strangers if salad, chocolate, and the wedding industrial complex go better with bacon. [Youtube] 

Did we forget something? 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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