On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar!

• In Texas, a high schooler who reported her rape was kicked out of school for “public lewdness.” [MSNBC]

• Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were realeased from prison after two years—although they’re saying that it’s all a PR move by Putin. [NPR]

• Monica Roberts has posted her Black Trans Year in Review, from politics to pop culture. [Transgriot]

• Why Beyonce’s song “Superpower” is a love letter to radical Black insurgency. [Racialicious]

• Banned books are on the rise in America—and most are by authors of color. [The Guardian, via Feminsting] 

• Sheila Bapat reports on the three best—and worst—of women’s economic moments in 2013. [RH Reality Check]

• How corporate film and music media supports pedophile rapists like R Kelly and Roman Polanski. [Salon] 

We’ll be offline tomorrow, but share your thoughts in the comments in the meantime. 


by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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