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Girl Scouts of Western Washington Aren't Interested in Transphobic Money

A still from the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's Indiegogo campaign video.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a $100,000 donation

A New Film Explores the Complicated Life of the Legendary Nina Simone

In 1970, Maya Angelou penned an article that asked, “What happened, Miss Simone?” Forty-five years later, a new documentary revisits the question asked of the singer-songwriter and activist Nina Simone. With depth and rhythm, director Liz Garbus does a beautiful job of packing a complex life into the film.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning, here’s what we are reading today!

• Can diaries become the new novels? This New Republic piece talks about the “genre-bending” trend in women’s writing. [The New Republic]

Adult Industry Professionals Weigh in on "Hot Girls Wanted"

In the trailer for Hot Girls Wanted, a young, aspiring porn star peruses her options. 

Hot Girls Wanted is one of the most-talked-about documentaries of 2015, thanks in no small part to the star power of executive producer Rashida Jones and the film’s titillating tagline (“A Documentary about Porn, the Internet and the...

Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Flag: "I Did it Because I Am Free."

Bree Newsome, as seen in a still from a video shot of her flag removal demonstration on Saturday.

On Saturday, filmmaker and musician Bree Newsome did something many people have wanted to do for a long time.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Monday! Here's what we're reading today: 

• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court okayed the use of a controversial drug used to enact the death penalty. But in their dissent, Justices Ginsburg and Breyer said it's time to consider getting rid of the death penalty once and for all. [New York Times] 

We're Not Done Yet: 10 LGBT Equality Issues to Keep Working On Tomorrow

A sign from a celebratory rally in downtown Portland, Oregon this afternoon. Photo by Sarah Mirk.

Today is a huge, amazing, important, wonderful day.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today is a huge day! Here's what we're reading:

• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, meaning marriage equality must become legal in every state! [New York Times]

An Interview with Hop Along's Frances Quinlan

Hop Along wasn’t a band I was ready for—every track on their latest album, Painted Shut, gutted me.

"The Trials of Spring" Shows the Struggles of Egyptian Women Protesters

Hend Nafea at a protest in Egypt, before she was arrested and beaten by military police.

In early February of this year, 24-year-old Egyptian Hend Nafea posted a picture of her bruised face and bandaged head to Facebook.