On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar

Happy Wednesday! Here’s some reading material for the middle of your week:

• In light of the Charleston shooting, Walmart has announced that it will stop selling merchandise emblazoned with the Confederate flag. (The store will, however, continue to sell guns.) Amazon has also pulled Confederate flags after an unfortunate and dramatic increase in sales after the Charleston shooting. [Salon / Jezebel]

• Ta-Nehisi Coates on why there is no post-racial America:  “We should seek not a world where the black race and the white race live in harmony, but a world in which the terms black and white have no real political meaning.” [The Atlantic]

• Poet Claudia Rankine (author of Citizen) on the Charleston shooting: “I asked another friend what it’s like being the mother of a black son. ‘The condition of black life is one of mourning,’ she said bluntly.” [NY Times Magazine]

• The first flight of an “abortion drone”—which will fly abortion pills from Germany to Poland—is coming up this Saturday, June 27. The goals of the project are twofold: get abortion access to people in Poland while simultaneously raising awareness of the country’s strict abortion laws. [Feministing]

• Minorities in Publishing is a bi-monthly podcast about the lack of diversity in publishing. The most recent episode’s guest is the ever-excellent Ashley C. Ford, and it’s a great listen. [Minorities in Publishing]

• This is a wonderful personal essay on coming out within a Christian church. [The Toast]

• Miles Morales—a black Latino teenager—will be the new, official Spider-man when Marvel relaunches the comic book series this fall. [Colorlines]

• Vogue profiled Maryland state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor who filed charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest. “I’m not conflicted about charging these police officers,” she told the magazine. “I believe in applying justice fairly and equally, and that is what our system is built upon. That is why I do what I do.” [Vogue]

Marilyn Mosby photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Marilyn Mosby photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, July 2015

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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