On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday morning, y’all!  Here’s what we are looking at this morning.

• Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the 24-year old man who opened fire on two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, over the weekend, did not have any close ties with extremist groups, says Reuters. [Reuters]

• In this article, Jennifer Pan quite brilliantly explores the complexities of Model Minority Myth, its changing face, and the attempts to overturn “one of the many ‘levers’ of white supremacy.” [Jacobin Magazine]

• Look at these heart-rending tweets on the trending hashtag #ifidieinpolicecustody [Colorlines] 

• The White House, libraries, and publishers are teaming together to design an app that will make e-books available for free to the low-income students in America. [The Guardian]

• Two top editors at Gawker Media, Tommy Craggs and Max Read, are resigning over how the site removed a nasty article that outed a rival media exec’s attempt to hire an escort.  [NY Mag]

•  “I found myself groaning internally when I discovered that Lena Dunham is launching a feminist lifestyle newsletter for young women.” [The Guardian]

• “What is privilege?” The individuals in this video find out, by answering some uncomfortable questions and taking a few steps forward and backward.  [HuffPo] 

• Aya de Leon compares two falling father figures: Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby. [Aya de Leon]

• And check out this rare 1960’s groovy clip of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in which the “Godmother of Rock and Roll” gives an enthralling performance to an audience at a train station in UK. [Little Things]

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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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2 Comments Have Been Posted

Could we stop "hating" on Lena Dunham, please?

I say the more feminism online, the merrier, even if it is uncomfortable, at times, to the many of you who are not white-privileged and are not celebrities. Some of us "underprivileged" folk appreciate what she is doing, even if she is a white-priveledged celebrity, The reality is that not all feminism is, and ever will be, the same. I get that. But all this "hating" is doing our movement as a whole, no favors. My focus is on "countering" the patriarchy at every turn. Period.

Could we stop "hating" on Lena Dunham, please?

I say the more feminism online, the merrier, even if it is uncomfortable, at times, to the many of you who are not white-privileged and are not celebrities. Some of us "underprivileged" folk appreciate what she is doing, even if she is a white-priveledged celebrity, The reality is that not all feminism is, and ever will be, the same. I get that. But all this "hating" is doing our movement as a whole, no favors. My focus is on "countering" the patriarchy at every turn. Period.

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