On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar this morning!

• On Tuesday, The National Women’ Law Center filed groundbreaking complaints against five health care institutions for sex discrimination. [NWCL]

• In other health care news, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York decided that the FDA must provide a two-pill variant of emergency contraception over the counter. [Reuters]

• Amanda Marcotte argues that the latest “Game of Thrones” episode is one example of the show’s nuanced critique of patriarchy. [Raw Story]

• If you were upset by the choice of Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone in the film “Nina,” you’ll be happy to know that Issa Rae, creator of “Awkward Black Girl,” will be playing the singer in a biopic about Lorraine Hansberry. [Atlantic Black Star]

• What would the women from fashion sketches look like in real life? A Brazilian modeling agency problematizes the ultra-thin body ideals of the fashion industry by pairing sketches with images of real women. *Trigger Warning* [Sociological Images]

The world’s largest study on the children of sam-sex couples concludes that these children are doing just as well – if not better – than the rest of the population. [The Age]

The British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales. [Pam’s House of Blend] 

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by Nina Liss-Schultz
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