On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news I’m reading today. What’s on your radar?

• The National Conference of Black Lawyers criticizes the FBI’s continued hunt for “most wanted woman” Assata Shakur. [Feminist Wire] 

• How Star Trek failed on LGBT issues. [Wired] 

• When will the military reach “the tipping point” on rape and actually try to change? [Salon] 

• Speaking of the military, here’s one female veteran’s gripping video about dealing with PTSD. [New York Times] 

• The Mindy Project has solid, complex characters of color, while so many shows tend toward stereotypes. [Racialicious]

• In the opposite of the Abercrombie and Fitch firestorm, H&M uses a plus-size model and thinks it’s no big deal. [xoJane] 

• Is “When did you decide to be straight?” a question that makes sense? One writer says no. [Cori Wong] 

• In all the hubbub around Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy, one woman explains why she didn’t want to get tested for the BRCA gene.


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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