On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Wednesday! Here’s what we’re reading today:

• “As the first responders to 911 calls, police officers often act as ‘street-corner psychiatrists.’ They hold the power to prescribe a jail cell or a hospital bed for people living with mental illness.” [Chicago Reporter]

• Starting this fall, Smith College will begin admitting women who identify as transgender. [BuzzFeed]

• The Supreme Court ruled to let New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy stand. [RH Reality Check]

• Buenos Aires just granted a three-parent birth certificate for the first time in Latin America. [Advocate]

• New A&E program 8 Minutes follows a pastor/cop trying to “rescue” sex workers: “The belief that a strange man in a hotel room can make a more convincing case for quitting sex work than the endless social messages and legal statutes condemning workers is the height of arrogance.” [The New Republic]

• Roxane Gay interviewed fellow badass literary lady Toni Morrison about her new book, God Help the Child, and writing in general. [Hemispheres]

• Saturday Night Live and Scarlett Johansson called out Marvel’s perpetually myopic view of Black Widow by finally giving her her own movie: Black Widow: Age of Me. [Mic]

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

by Jess Kibler
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Jess Kibler is a Portland-based writer, editor, and sad-song collector.

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