On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's the news on my radar today:

• Alpine skier Bogdana Matsotska has dropped out of Olympic competition in protest of the violence in her home country of Ukraine. "I hope I will be heard by the world," she says. [Washington Post]

• Arizona's legislature passed a bill allowing private businesses to discriminate against people so long as they can justify their discrimination based on "sincere religious beliefs." [NPR] 

• Michele Bachmann says the US doesn't have a "pent-up desire" for a female president. She went on to say she thinks people elected Obama out of guilt, but that "people don't hold guilt for a woman." Ack. [Politico]

• Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Thursday she will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, saying that it couldn't withstand a federal constitutional challenge. [Salon] 

• Some people had a disturbing reaction the to rape charges against NFL star Darren Sharper: they say he is "too sexy" to rape someone, despite accusations that evidence that he drugged and raped at least seven women. [Jezebel]

• American Eagle Outfitters has announced that they will stop photoshopping models for their lingerie line. [ThinkProgress]

• A Guardian reporter mistakenly identified Patrick Stewart as gay after he publicly supported Ellen Page earlier this week. His response was pretty funny. [Huffington Post]

Did we miss something on your radar? Tell us about it in the comments.

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by Erica Thomas
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Erica Thomas is an artist, writer, manger of creative projects, and idea machine. Her topics of interests include relationship structures, non-binary gender dynamics, kinetic learning styles, and leading the revolution(s).

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