On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. 

• Three school staffers and a volunteer coach were indicted in helping cover up the rape case in Steubenville. [NBC]

• Last night was the American Music Awards—some people are talking about the performances and some people are talking about Katy Perry’s racist “geisha” dress. [Rolling Stone, Colorlines] 

• Indian Country Today reports the Wampanoag version of the first Thanksgiving tale. [Indian Country Today] 

• Workers strike at WalMarts in at least eight cities leading up to a big protest on Black Friday. [Think Progress] 

• The United States and UK struck a secret deal to allow the NSA to “unmask” Britons’ personal data. [Guardian] 

• Female comedians shouldn’t have to take flack for being “as dirty as the guys.” [Autostraddle] 

• The architect of the new World Cup stadium in Qatar responds to commentary that it looks like a giant vagina. “It’s really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this. What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?” architect Zaha Hadid told TIME. To be fair, it does look like a vagina, but no one blinks an eye at all the phallic architecture in the world. [Jezebel, TIME] 

The world cup stadium

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by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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I like the stadium

A vulva is a beautiful thing. Why are we so embarrassed by genitals? I only wish she had owned that shit and she had thought to add a little clitoris like "viewing dome" at the top.

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