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Jackie Fox Talks About The Runaways and Speaking Up About Rape

Jackie Fuchs describes her rollercoaster ride as bassist for iconic 1970s band The Runaways as "living out a dream." 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• The Republican bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed in the Senate– terrific news for the millions of people who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic healthcare. [The Washington Post]

The Corner Laughers Sing Upbeat Pop About Science, Nerdery, and Motherhood

The “Matilda Effect” is the name given to the systematic oppression of women’s work in science. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning folks, here's what we are reading this morning!

• Earlier last month, Amnesty International proposed decriminalizing sex work. The idea led to a flurry of responses, including criticism from several celebrities. If you missed what's happening, here’s a run down of Amnesty's sex work proposal. [Feministing, Vice]

We're Not Broken: Asexual Characters in Pop Culture

The asexual visibility movement has grown over the past few years—many asexuals are starting to come out of the closet and demand respect.

Being Religious and Pro-Choice is Not An Oxymoron

“When I introduce myself, I tell people I’m a sexologist and a minister. The most likely response is that people laugh,” says Reverend Debra Haffner. “They see those terms as oxymorons, kind of like ‘jumbo shrimp.’”

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• Do you get really chilly in an air conditioned office at work? A new study shows that most office buildings' thermostats are calibrated for men—not women, who are more likely to get cold. [New York Times] 

In Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel, Women Forge Art Out of Loss

Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Small Backs of Children, will wreck you and leave you feeling grateful.

An Indian Rapper Turned Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Into An Environmental Protest Anthem


Nicki Minaj’s hit song “Anaconda” has been remixed as a catchy protest song demanding environmental justice for a city in Tamil Nadu, India. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here's all the news we're reading today

• What is the environmental impact of the nation’s prisons? The Prison Ecology project is investigating the ways in which people in prison are threatened by the environmental problems in the areas where they’re housed.  [Pacific Standard]