On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup


Welcome to Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. 

• Scientists say a baby born with HIV has been cured—if they’re right, it’s a medical first. [NPR]

• Did your representatives vote for the Violence Against Women Act? Here’s the map. [Mother Jones] 

• Actress and potential political candidate Ashley Judd talks about being a survivor of rape, three times over. [Mother Jones]

• Female political leaders bring “soft power” to the traditionally macho Balkan states. [Jezebel] 

• Yet another vocal homophobe admits to a history of sexual misconduct: This time it’s a Cardinal in Scotland. [Advocate]

• NFL! You’re not allowed to ask your new recruits whether or not they’re gay. Focus on the game! [Colorlines] 

• One opinion on Black History Month: The annual celebration of black history now feels irrelevant. [xoJane] 

• New book Hard to Get is a “nuanced look at hook-up culture.” [AlterNet]  

• Oooo… there’s a new magazine launching that’s about black LGBT culture. [Autostraddle] 

Did I miss anything? Add it to the comments!


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and the rape-promoting tshirt trend sadly continues...


when you produce something that offends people, the default excuse seems to always be "it was a computer generated glitch." I have a hard time believing that hundreds were printed "in error" without anyone noticing that their computer program--which jumbles dictionary words to create the phrases--are perpetuating rape culture and violence against women. simply shameful</p>

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