On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here’s all the news on our radar today: 

• The Women’s Media Center has released their annual report on the state of women in the media. The report shows the gender disparity in media, like how women are on camera only 32 percent of the time in evening broadcast news. [Time]

• Yes! We need more women in economics! [The Guardian]

• A photography exhibit shows portraits of transgender communities in Cuba. [Flavorwire]

Tampons have a strange and troubling history—here’s a lengthy look at the creation and marketing of an item that millions of Americans use. [The Atlantic]

• A Chinese women’s rights group connected to five feminist activists who were imprisoned (and then released) earlier this year says it has been forced to shut down permanently because of mounting pressure from the government. [ABC News]

• An FDA advisory committee is recommending approval of a drug for women with “low sexual desire.” Why has this been such a long time coming? [Pacific Standard]

• Check out De Colores, an upcoming web series about an undocumented Latina student whose life gets complicated. [Kickstarter]  

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments.

 

by Julie Falk
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Julie Falk has been the Executive Director of Bitch Media since 2009.

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