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The Sisters Are Alright: A Conversation With Tamara Winfrey Harris

When I call up writer Tamara Winfrey Harris, I imagine us curling up on a sofa together, perhaps with some junk food and a bottle of wine, talking about our favorite TV shows and Spotify playlists. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday morning, folks! Here's what we are reading today.

• The U.S. might soon join the ranks of 18 other countries that allow transgender people to openly take part in the military. The Pentagon is working on a plan that is expected to materialize early next year. [The NYT]

Skip "The Bachelor" and Watch "UnReal"

Lifetime's newest scripted series, UnReal, is a deliciously cynical behind-the-scenes look at the absurdity and horror of reality TV. 

Slip On These "Whiteness Goggles" and the Violence of Cultural Appropriation Disappears

A new series of prints by artist Roger Peet aims to address a tricky topic: cultural appropriation. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• John Metta wrote an excellent essay about why discussions of racism in the United States are far too often just about white peoples' feelings. [Medium] 

Taking Down the Flag Doesn't Signal the End of White Supremacy

Today, the Confederate flag finally comes down from outside the South Carolina capitol building. 

A New Film Tells the Story of Women Who Were Imprisoned for Killing Their Abusers

The Perfect Victim, a powerful documentary that is streaming for free online this summer, aims to fill a hole in our society’s discourse around domestic violence and incarceration.

BitchTapes: An Ode to Nina Simone

With the release of the powerfully candid Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone, it’s important to highlight not only Simone's private moments, thoughts, and feelings, but to recognize the impact she had on contemporary music.

Track list and more info below the cut.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It's Friday! Here's what we're reading: 

• A new study, “The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story,” finds that as many as 80 percent of girls in juvenile justice systems have a been sexually or physically abused. [Rights4Girls]

New Documentary "Amy" Captures a Compassionate Portrait of the Late Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s rise to fame and subsequent decline are well-known to those who follow pop culture.