On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar today! 

• Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales! The country’s Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties all backed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, which was given official “Royal Assent” on Wednesday. [BBC News]

• In Baltimore, residents turn in their firearms in exchange for new computers as part of a new voluntary gun-control program. [Baltimore Brew]

• A recent report found that children’s picture books continue to depict breadwinning fathers and stay-at-home mothers, despite the fact that this tradition is no longer a reality for most households. [Salon]

• This year has been a controversial one for the Boy Scouts of America, and now the National Jamboree taking place in Virginia has a BMI requirement. [xoJane]

• Here’s a good trend: The Department of Justice has recently ruled in favor of multiple transgender workers who use civil rights laws to protect against employer discrimination. [Buzzfeed]

• WNBA star Brittney Griner is, without a doubt, a role model to young people everywhere. [LA Times]

• Read about a rad 14-year-old named Thessalonika Arzu-Embry who is a month away from earning her bachelor’s degree. [Clutch]

• The bipartisan House “gang of seven” has crafted a compromised immigration plan that includes a tougher path to citizenship. [Washington Post]

• Khamicom Entertainment is working on a comic series to fight bullying. One of their goals is to create a pilot episode of the animated series—check out their Kickstarter. [Kickstarter]

• The Monster High dolls, which NPR called the “underfed love children of Tim Burton and Lady Gaga,” are giving Barbie a run for her money. [NPR]


Monster High Dolls

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