On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-Up

Here's what's on our radar!

• Good news in Canada: On Friday, Canada's highest court struck down three laws that criminalized and harmed sex workers' lives. Plus, the city of Vancouver has put together a comprehensive, collaborative report of sex work in the area. [PIVOT, Vancouver Sun]

• Meanwhile in Ireland, the highly restrictive abortion law, the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, is set to commence on January 1, 2014. [Ireland Times]

• A long read on the television industry's tokenizing "diversity hire"—that one person who's supposed to mix up the white male writing room. [Defamer]

• One argument for why Serena Williams deserved Sports Illustrated's 2013 Sportsman of the Year Award. [Ebony]

• In this new Indian anti–street harassment PSA, men are forced (literally) to reflect on their actions. [Whistling Woods International]

• Bitch Media contributor Emily McAvan has a new book out that looks at religion, post-modernims, and pop culture (like Harry Potter!) Read a Q&A about The Postmodern Sacred here. [Theo Fantastique]

• Alternet has a list of "Nine incredibly important things that happened in 2013" that didn't get enough coverage including criminalizing the homeless and ocean pollution. What do you think? What would you add? [Alternet]

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by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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