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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It’s Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening mid-week:

• Neither Bernie Sanders nor Martin O’Malley showed any solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter when activists interrupted the Netroots Nation 2015 Conference this weekend. [New Republic]

An Interview with the Director Who Captures the Yes Men's Activist Stunts

The Yes Men is a group of activist tricksters.

But Do We Need an App for That? The New Trend of Consent Technology

We have apps to help us sleep, to help us read the day’s headlines, and to help us shoot angry birds at pigs. Now, there’s an app that helps you consent to sex. But is a smartphone app a smart solution for the pervasive rape culture we live in?

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday morning, y'all!  Here's what we are looking at this morning.

• Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the 24-year old man who opened fire on two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, over the weekend, did not have any close ties with extremist groups, says Reuters. [Reuters]

New Documentary "The Mask You Live In" Dissects Modern Masculinity

You don’t get more traditionally masculine than Joe Ehrmann.

Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" Reverses the Traditional Rom-Com Script—But Hits Some Nasty Notes

Comedy it-girl Amy Schumer has excellent timing. As feminist issues have increasingly popped up in mainstream media and culture over the last couple years, so has Schumer. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Hey, it's Monday! Here's what we're reading today: 

• Barack Obama is the first sitting president to ever visit a federal prison. He told reporters, "I think we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted or think it’s normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It’s not normal." [Colorlines] 

A Misleading Viral Video Picks a Bad Target: Women Who Donate Fetal Tissue

 

A deceptive new video accusing Planned Parenthood of "selling baby parts" has gone viral.

Key and Peele Wrote an Amazing Feminist Pirate Sea Shanty

Key and Peele have been favorites of mine for a while now.

Let's Talk About Crip Culture

This week on our podcast, I talked with a couple different people about the power of reclaiming language. One of those people is disabled writer and activist Caitlin Wood. 

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