On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today.

Opt-out, opt-in: what women want are options. Writer Judith Warner checks in on the “opt-out generation”—high-powered corporate women who leave their jobs to spend more time with their kids and families—and finds that many women want to get back good-paying gigs. What’s clear from others’ reactions to the trend is that building a life with kids and a solid income is especially difficult during recession. [New York Times, Salon, Slate]  

• Transgender blogger B. Scott is known for pushing the boundaries of gender roles—and now Scott is suing BET for forcing him to not wear heels and makeup at the BET awards. [Clutch] 

• Carmen over at Autostraddle has a great piece about everything that’s wrong with Lady Gaga’s new song “Burqa/Aura”: “To Lady Gaga, the burqa is a sexual accessory, instead of a garment with layers of significance that she doesn’t have the experience to understand or the right to play with.” [Autostraddle]

Ebony magazine rounds up all their coverage of Trayvon Martin’s death, which is the cover story in the new issue. [Ebony]

• Why don’t more feminists care about Anthony Weiner? Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti says we’ve got bigger things to worry about. [Feministing, The Nation]

• A panel of legendary comics creators totally dismiss sexism in the industry, saying, “The comics follow society. They don’t lead society.” [ThinkProgress]

• Check out the trailer for Al Nisa, a documentary about black Muslim women living in Atlanta’s “gay mecca.” [Girls Get Busy Zine] 

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

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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