On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what we’re reading this fine Wednesday morning:

• Today, the House is expected to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks with very limited exceptions. The current version of the bill “still places hurdles before both rape and incest victims, still forces doctors to act against their best medical judgment, and still appears to be blatantly unconstitutional.” [RH Reality Check]

• A second mega earthquake struck Nepal yesterday, setting back relief efforts for the previous quake and injuring thousands of people. Dozens of people are reported dead, but that number is expected to rise. [The Atlantic]

• Senate Democrats blocked fast-track authority for President Obama’s trade deal. But the vote isn’t necessarily the end for this deal, which many Democrats, like Senator Elizabeth Warren, fear would unfairly favor big business. [NY Times]

• Women, Action and the Media put together a big report about gender abuse on Twitter—and how to make social media safer. [WAM]  

• A Georgia principal “apologized” for her racist remarks at her school’s graduation ceremony last week by saying “the devil was in the house and came out from my mouth.” [Jezebel]

• Men’s Rights Activists really don’t want you to see the Mad Max reboot. [The Mary Sue]

• Literally all white men own these books. [The Toast]

• Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elle Winston just released a new video about finding love in the city for her song, “Downtown.” Extra cute points: The video’s co-star is Winston’s real-life partner.

Did we miss something? Let us know in 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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