On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning, whatcha reading? Here’s our list:

• Prosecutors in the Cleveland kidnapping case are weighing whether to charge Ariel Castro with feticide for intentionally causing  Michelle Knight, one of his captives, to miscarry several pregnancies. From a reproductive-justice standpoint, this could set a dangerous precedent. [The Daily Beast]

• Kiera Wilmot, the Florida teen who made national news a few weeks back when she was arrested for causing a small explosion at her school while conducting a science experiment, will not be charged with a crime. And Homer Hickom, the former NASA engineer whose memoir became the movie October Sky, has awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy. [The Root, Black Youth Project]

• Eesha Pandit knows she may be expecting too much from The Mindy Project, but her heartfelt piece about how she gave up on the show is still worth a read. [Crunk Feminist Collective]

• How college campuses are taking steps to acknowledge and combat rape culture. [ThinkProgress]

• At the Nation, Farai Chideya considers “the resegregation of American media” and makes a case for why race and class in journalism matter. [The Nation]

• In GQ, The Office’s Ellie Kemper asks “Can Men Be Funny?” For extra laughs, check the comments for some angry, satire-deficient responses from actual men. [GQ]

• A great piece from KMA Sullivan on being bored with the quotidian, mindless, and largely unintentonial sexism of ostensibly “good” guys. [The Rumpus]

Here’s to your weekend! As always, share your fave current reads in the comments!

by Andi Zeisler
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Andi Zeisler is the cofounder of Bitch Media and the author of We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. You can find her on Twitter.

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3 Comments Have Been Posted

I recommend not reading the

I recommend not reading the comments on the first one, they are particularly awful and don't understand the author's main argument.

so glad that charges against Kiera Wilmot were dropped

(even though she never should have been arrested and facing charges in the first place)

AND super-happy that she's been awarded a scholarship to the Advanced Space Academy.

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