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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Halfway through the week! Here’s the feminist news you need for the day:

• Colorado’s plan to give free long-acting birth control to teenagers and low-income women has been (not-surprisingly) a huge success at reducing unplanned pregnancies. [New York Times]

The New Terminator Film Gets Sarah Connor All Wrong

It just isn’t summer without Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether he is clad in furs or crammed with machinery, tracking an alien through the jungle or bringing a difficult pregnancy to term, he is the great staple of that second American pastime: the air-conditioned summer blockbuster. 

In "The Overnight," a Mainstream Film Dabbles in Non-Monogamy

What happens when non-monogamy is explored in an open, non-judgemental environment? New film The Overnight gives us a glimpse.

A Powerful New Comic Book Takes Aim at Abortion Stigma

Even where it’s legal and accessible, abortion can often be a difficult process.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

• Here's a quick guide to Greece’s financial meltdown. Also, Slavoj Žižek explains how its only hope in saving the "European Legacy" is by way of "democracy, egalitarian solidarity, and trust in people."[Washington Post and The New Statesman]

"The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy" is a Practical Look at Gender and Online Privacy

Violet Blue is a journalist who sniffs out interesting stories about technology, controversy, and identity. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• Congrats to the United States women's national soccer team, who took home a World Cup victory over the weekend! [Grantland] 

Bitchtapes: Witch Grunge

This week's feminist mixtape comes to us from Nashville-based band Daddy Issues. When Bitch premiered their song "Unicorns and Rainbows" a few weeks ago, I was struck by how the band described their sound as "witch grunge." 

Kate Bolick Talks About Her Book "Spinster" and the Changing Lives of Single Ladies

Cultural critic Kate Bolick’s first book, Spinster, is part memoir, part cultural commentary on the changing nature of marriage and relationships.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today.

• As BP is set to pay $18.7 billion for damages from the 2010 oil spill, new maps reveal the disparate impact of environmental injustice on communities of color in the United States. [NY Times & Al Jazeera America]