On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

on our radar

Happy Monday. Here’s what we’re reading today:

• Hillary Clinton officially announced her presidential run on Sunday. That means I declare this the official week of Hillary Clinton think-piece overload. Here’s a look at how she doesn’t use her maiden name anymore, whether she’s ready to represent Black voters, and how Republicans are already attacking her with bogus claims. [NPR, Ebony, The Week]  

• This week, students around the country are creating art displays about how one-in-three women in the US has had an abortion. [1 in 3 campaign] 

• Just your daily reminder that Congress still hasn’t confirmed Loretta Lynch as attorney general. [LA Times] 

• An interactive map of officer-involved deaths shows how police shootings aren’t just a problem in Ferguson or South Carolina. [Vox] 

• The drought is hitting Native communities in the west hard. [Indian Country Today] 

• Why is it so difficult for white people to have honest conversations about racism? [Good Men Project] 

• Check out these actionable ways to chip away at the tech industry’s gender gap. [Autostraddle] 

• If you’re looking for a good mystery novel, pick up a book by Desiree Zamorano. [The Toast] 

• And finally, comedian Akilah Hughes explains intersectional feminism with the best kind of metaphor: a pizza metaphor. [Feministing] 

What did I miss? Add what you’re reading to the comments. 


by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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