On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning folks, here’s what we are reading this morning!

• Earlier last month, Amnesty International proposed decriminalizing sex work. The idea led to a flurry of responses, including criticism from several celebrities. If you missed what’s happening, here’s a run down of Amnesty’s sex work proposal. [Feministing, Vice]

• After immigrants are released from detention in the United States, more and more often they’re being coerced into wearing ankle monitors. There has been a 40 percent rise in the number of ankle monitors for immigrants in the last six months. [LA Times]

• Sarah Stillman writes about 27-year-old Black journalist Charnice Milton, who was accidentally killed in police crossfire on her way back from an assignment in Washington D.C. on May 27. [The NewYorker]

• In the documentary Number One With a Bullet, five rappers who survived gun violence—Obie Trice, B-Real, 40 Glocc, The Last Mr. Bigg, and Young Buck—revisit the site of their shooting and discuss how it affected their life [Fusion] 

• Amy Schumer joined her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer at a press conference Monday in Manhattan to support the fight against gun violence [Mashable]

• Hilton Als gives us a glimpse of Ingrid Sischy’s life and her unique contribution as an editor of Andy Warhol’s magazine The Interview. [The New Yorker]

Inspired by engineer Isis Wenger (below), women who work as engineers are sharing photos of themselves on the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer. [Medium] 

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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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