On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar

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

• The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Texas bill that will leave only eight legal abortion providers open across the entire, gigantic state. It will also ban abortions after 20 weeks. [RH Reality Check]

• The ways menstrual cups require people to interact with their bodies more closely during their periods may help destigmatize menstrual blood. [Slate]

• Serena Williams just won her 20th major title over the weekend, but her supposed “arrogance” is still one of the only ways the sports world discusses her. “There really is no measurement for how America wants its Black athletes to be. Oftentimes, they are asked to both know their greatness and know their place at the same time, a landscape that becomes increasingly difficult to navigate depending on the sport they’re in.” [Blavity]

• Sony has hired two separate writing teams to write two separate scripts for an upcoming female-led 21 Jump Street. One consists of Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs and the other is Bob’s Burgers writers Lizzy and Wendy Molyneux. Whichever script the studio likes best will get produced. Weird! [The Mary Sue]

• The Powerpuff Girls is coming back in 2016 and Cartoon Network just released a first look at the show’s reboot. [IGN]

• Autostraddle did a fascinating study on monogamy and nonmonogamy within queer relationships. [Autostraddle]

• A lawsuit from a former Nasty Gal employee is claiming that the women-led clothing company “systematically and illegally terminates pregnant employees.” [Jezebel]

• Popular lifestyle and beauty YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen came out as gay yesterday in a touching video posted to her channel. [Ingrid Nilsen YouTube]

Let us know in the comments if we missed something!


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

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