On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday morning, folks! Here’s what we are reading today.

• The U.S. might soon join the ranks of 18 other countries that allow transgender people to openly take part in the military. The Pentagon is working on a plan that is expected to materialize early next year. [The NYT]

• A summer camp that teaches teens how to protest abortion clinics is underway in Southern California. [Guardian] 

• GOP presidential hopefuls are competing over who has the best anti-choice credentials. [RH Reality Check] 

• This article talks about how men’s magazines—and specifically Esquire—has shaped the discourse of “manliness.” [The Awl]

• In this piece, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans profiles Robin Thede, the female head writer for the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. [NPR]

• Students have been voicing concern by way of mass protests over Brazil’s failing university system. An activist from Rio de Janeiro tells us about the ongoing protests .[Jacobin Magazine]

• A horrifying piece on how gangs in India are using gay dating websites to prey on LGBT people by extorting and threatening them. [WSJ]

• Here’s another article on how terribly wrong Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks on Mexicans are. [Slate]

• An ongoing exhibit Purchased Lives at the Williams Research Center in New Orleans is drawing attention to New Orleans’ role in domestic slave trade. [The Historic New Orleans Collection]

Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865

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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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