On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! There’s no better way to start Monday than reading all the feminist news from the weekend.

• The Iron Lady has died! Margaret Thatcher remade Britain during her time as prime minister, championing an austerity budget, free market politics, and war. She’s remembered as a tough leader, but one who oversaw an increase in poverty. [New York Times, Guardian] 

• The tricky politics of achieving freedom with nudity: Feminist Wire has an op-ed on “how Femen went wrong.” [Feminist Wire]

• How should we deal with politicians who have done a 180 on sames-sex marriage? Forgive and move on? [The Atlantic] 

• What’s it like to be gay at perhaps the country’s most conservative college? [Autostraddle]

• Singer India.Arie was accused of lightening her skin for her new album—which she and others say is absurd. [Colorlines] 

• The new lesbian dad: Queer parents continue to reinvent what parenting means. [Advocate] 

• More commentary on the world of impractically dressed female superheros: “Fully dressed superheroines.” [Badass Digest]  

• Two sisters from Oregon’s Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla reservation are making a big splash in the women’s NCAA Final Four. [New York Times] 

What did I miss? Add what you’re reading to the comments. 

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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