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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.  

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good Thursday, ya’ll! Here is what’s on my radar today.

• Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans woman, heckles Obama at a White House gay pride event for ignoring undocumented trans immigrants held in detention. [The Guardian]

All That You Change Changes You: A Conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

If you know anything about Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, you probably know she’s a tough femme whose work spans a wide and ever-growing range of conversations, topics, feelings, and experiences.

Five New Women-Directed Horror Films to Seek Out

In Australian horror film Inner Demon, Sarah Jeavons plays a young woman who fights to stay alive.

For every woman working in the film industry, there are five men. Part of the systematic discrimination that women working behind the scenes in Hollywood face is the misguided notion that women are only good at making certain kinds of films, like rom-coms. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• In light of the Charleston shooting, Walmart has announced that it will stop selling merchandise emblazoned with the Confederate flag. (The store will, however, continue to sell guns.) Amazon has also pulled Confederate flags after an unfortunate and dramatic increase in sales after the Charleston shooting. [Salon / Jezebel]

Students Successfully Get Columbia University to Divest $10 Million from Private Prisons

Columbia University students protesting the school's investment with private prison companies. Photo by Jo Chiang. 

Today, Columbia became the first university in the United States to divest from private prison companies.

Oh Joy Sex Toy: OMG, It's HPV

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen explains the basics of HPV. 

Women's Soccer Shouldn't Be Expected to Redeem FIFA

A fan calling out FIFA's "turf war" at the women's World Cup this month in Vancouver, BC. Photo by Troy.

At FIFA, sexism trickles down from the top.

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