On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today. 

Aloha Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage passed in Hawaii! Couples can get married starting December 2nd. Yay! [The Advocate, image from Equality NC

• Many people are noting that Lily Allen’s new parody music video for “Hard Out Here” misses the mark when it comes to satire, writing that the video denigrates its back-up dancers and includes inherently racist connotations. [Black Feminists, Black in Asia, Ani Bundel]  

• Great young adult author Malinda Lo talks about sexism and the difficulty of self-promotion. [The Toast] 

• Salon argues that Sons of Anarchy is the most sexist show on television. [Salon] 

• Texas Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia are refusing to process benefits for gay couples even after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s order that gay spouses of National Guard members be given marriage benefits. [The New York Times] 

• PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated movies were in the 80s. [NBC] 

• Why the abortion pill didn’t change everything. [New York Mag] 

• One California High School’s mascot is the Arabs. Seriously? [Colorlines] 

• What would happen if the Supreme Court didn’t defend abortion? It would become a health service only the privileged could afford. [RH Reality Check] 

Post anything we missed in the comments. 

by Hannah Strom
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2 Comments Have Been Posted

Good to know I'm not the only

Good to know I'm not the only one who didn't take well to the Lily Allen video. The song is a treat, but the vid's a mess. Le sigh.

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell has been canceled :(

Read all about this unfortunate news <a href="http://splitsider.com/2013/11/fxx-cancels-totally-biased-with-w-kamau-be...

Good thing Kathleen Hanna's guest appearance on the program aired last night (Tues). Unfortunately, too few saw it.

Suggestion: Petitions to get him back on the air, anyone?

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