On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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• What if music critics wrote about male musicians the way they often write about female musicians? Tacocat bandmates Bree McKenna and Emily Nokes have this spot-on parody of “Men Who Rock.” [The Stranger] 

• The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan for a discriminatory law that makes it impossible for many transgender people to get new IDs. [RH Reality Check] 

• Female soccer players are getting the short shrift at the upcoming World Cup, but at least they’re making a dent in the world of video games: The hugely popular EA Sports game FIFA 16 will finally feature female players. [BBC] 

• Speaking of soccer, going after corruption in the highest levels of FIFA has been a stunning debut for Loretta Lynch into the international spotlight. [Politico] 

• A lot of people face street harassement when they’re still teens. Today on Twitter, people are sharing their experiences of when they were #firstharassed. [Twitter] 

• Your history lesson for the day: The hard-working history of America’s hoboes. [Collector’s Weekly] 

• Musician Sammus has a powerful new song called “Three-Fifths.” The song will be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming indie film Rodney. Give it a listen. [Soundcloud] 

What did we miss? Let us know in 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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