On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It’s Friday! Here’s what we’re reading: 

• A new study, “The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story,” finds that as many as 80 percent of girls in juvenile justice systems have a been sexually or physically abused. [Rights4Girls]

 • After months of controversy about the novel, you can now read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s new book Go Set a Watchman. [New York Times, Guardian] 

• What happens when a father wants to stop the adoption of his child? [The Atlantic]

• The Root wants to make sure you know civil rights icon Gloria Richardson. [The Root] 

• Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “The Case For Reparations,” has a new book that is now on the top of my reading list. [Slate]

• In the “depressing but not surprising” category, a study finds that doctors’ notes for pregnant women can lead to job loss or forced unpaid leave. [New York Times]

• Watch this five-minute film from the Equal Justice Initiative on “Slavery to Mass Incarceration.” [YouTube]

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

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