On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It’s Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar from over the weekend. 

“Who am I to judge?” says the Pope, in reference to gay priests. Will the chuch lighten up its attitude on homosexuality? [New York Times] 

• The British Prime Minister’s plan to block porn from all internet connections—unless the customer specifically requests porn access—doesn’t bode well for accessing sex ed and queer resources online. [Autostraddle]

• As states around the country restrict abortion access and close clinincs, how far do women have to travel for a legal abortion? [Guttmacher] 

• Speaking of abortion restrictions, North Carolina’s governor has pledged to sign the bill that combines motorcycle safety with an abortion rights rollback. [RH Reality Check] 

• Why aren’t there more women in the atheist movement? Writer Soraya Chemaly has five reasons. [Salon] 

• Selling feminism: A brief history of books that pitch feminism as sexy. [The Atlantic]

• Time to take a look at transphobia in academia. [Shakesville] 

• Merrill Lynch’s plan for encouraging female employees to succeed hinged on telling them to “seduce the boy’s club.” [The Frisky]

• Fat and faaaaabulous! Photographer Gabriela Hasbun put together a photo essay on members of the Bay Area’s Health at Every Size. [Slate] 

What did I miss? Add your links to the comments!

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The rest of the Pope's

The rest of the Pope's statement blamed lobbies and the "gay lobby" for problems. The hypocrisy of the church when it is one of the largest lobbies in the world.

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