On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what we tuned into this morning.

• South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls on the legislature to to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol grounds. [New York Times]

• Here’s look inside the Citizens’ Councils of America, also known as White Citizens’ Councils, one of the oldest white supremacist organizations in the United States. [Time] 

• This week, it’s worth re-reading  Ta-Nehisi Coates article where he discusses his groundbreaking piece “The Case of Reparations.” [The Atlantic & Salon]

• Who should be on the $10 bill? Suzy X. has 10 ideas for awesome women who should be considered for our currency. [Rolling Stone]

The Monument Quilt is a project by and for survivors of the rape and abuse. This week, the quilt is marking its presence on the steps of Oklahoma prison. [themonumentquilt.org]

• Google says it will remove images it deems as “revenge porn” from its search and will also provide a new form for the victims to file their complaints. [New York Times]

• An organization in India called Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) is igniting young, low-income women’s lives, by teaching them free tech courses. These women are trained to use media tools to narrate the untold stories of their communities.[Big News Network]

• A Muslim gymnast representing Malaysia won six medals at the South East Asian Games, but is being scrutinized for a “revealing” leotard. [The Telegraph]

• Japanese journalist Toshikuni Doi’s documentary Live With the Memory charts the journey of seven victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery. [Korea Times]

• Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie dropped her feminist wisdom at a convocation speech at Wellesley college with a lesson on “privilege.” [WellesleyReports]

Tell us what we missed in the comments below. 

by Manmeet Sahni
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Originally from India, Manmeet is a writer currently based in Quito, Ecuador.  When not staring at the light-emitting devices, she can be found reading, exploring unknown turfs. You can find her on Twitter

 

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