On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today!

Image shows hundreds of pro-choice protesters in the texas capitol

• The “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose” telethon hosted by Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead raised $50,000 to “help pro-choice organizers and activists provide counseling, funding and even transportation to women seeking abortion care” in Texas. Those funds will be sorely needed, since the Supreme Court just refused to block the new restrictive abortion laws that will force a third of Texan clinics to stop performing the procedure. [Glamour and NYT]

• In better Texas news, Harris County, Texas, has just passed new legislation to protect the rights and safety of incarcerated transgender people that honors their gender identity and chosen name. [Salon]

• Albuquerque voted down a ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks, protecting access to late-term abortions for people in New Mexico and parts of Texas and Arizona. [Feministing]

• ColorLines collected 5 personal stories that show why ENDA is important for communities of color. [ColorLines]

• Young Lakota, which tells the story of three young activists on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, is premiering November 25th. Check out our review of the documentary in our new Food Issue! [Racialicious] 

• Susan Nussbaum lays out the tropes that artists use when writing disabled characters, including a long list of popular movies that utilize the tired formula. [HuffPost]

• The Mindy Project tackles the topic of racism in successfully funny way. [Jezebel]

• Here are 5 children’s books by Native writers to read for Thanksgiving. [ICTMN] 

• Feministing is raising funds to relaunch their site! Head on over to their Kickstarter to learn more.

What’s on your radar?


by Arielle Yarwood
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