On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar

Happy Wednesday! Here’s what we’re reading (and watching) this morning:

• Yesterday was the final day for thousands of people with Haitian ancestry living in the Dominican Republic to prove they have a right to continue to live there. [The Toast]

• Photographer Jo Farrell photographed 50 Chinese women whose feet either are still bound or had been for much of their lives. [The Guardian]

• Batgirl writers changed what was previously transphobic dialogue for the first collected edition of the comic, out this week. DC Comics is doing a lot better with their LGBTQ representation these days, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. [Autostraddle]

• Two former Vanderbilt football players were convicted in January of raping an unconscious female student. Now, their lawyers are pushing for a mistrial, claiming the jury’s foreman did not disclose that he was a survivor of rape though he does not identify as one. [Salon]

• “Mothers have often absorbed our culture’s practices too well. We are ready to shame our daughters before men have the chance.” [Jezebel]

• Writer Aya de Leon writes an open letter to Rachel Dolezal. [Aya de Leon] 

• Kelly Davio’s “Waiting Room” column at The Butter is about the intersection of body image and illness. This week, she wrote about how doctors prod her unnecessarily about her tattoo. [The Butter]

• NYC-based songwriter Mitski just released a beautiful, stripped-down, intimate video of her performing “I Will” off Bury Me at Makeout Creek. [Girlie Action Media]

• I love this Tiny Desk Concert from The Prettiots, and you will too if you like upbeat, honest jams about sex, mental health, and your favorite Law & Order: SVU character (after Olivia Benson, of course). [NPR Music]


What did we miss? 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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