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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It's Friday, Friday, Fridaaay. Here's what we're reading today: 

• The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring BlackLivesMatter activists. [Boing Boing] 

Watch Very Sweet Videos of Trans Teens and the Families Who Love Them

The Transgender Law Center has launched a heartwarming new video series.

Revel in the Wise and Soothing Sounds of Adult Mom

The stage name Adult Mom suits Steph Knipe quite well.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Morning readers! Here’s the news on my radar.

• Seventy years post-Hiroshima, the U.S. still hasn’t apologized for bombing Japan. [The Nation] 

Discovering Sylvie Rancourt's Long-Lost Comics About Working As a Nude Dancer

In the mid-1980s, Sylvie Rancourt worked as a dancer in a strip club in downtown Montreal. In her downtime, she drew comics about her life.

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.