On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news on our radar today: 

• South Carolina politicians are trying to punish state universities for assigning LGBT-themed books (including Alison Bechdel's Fun Home) as required reading for students. "Faculty, not politicians, ultimately must decide what textbooks are selected," responds the College of Charleston's president. [RH Reality Check]    

• Interviews with nearly 4,000 executives reveal depressing results that are no surprise: most male executives don't feel guilt over work-family balance and see that as mainly a problem for women. [Slate]  

• A Harvard economist argues that providing employees more autonomy and flexibility could help end the gender pay gap. [The Atlantic] 

• Learn about the Texas politician who "could be the future of her party"—Leticia Van de Putte. [Mother Jones] 

• Arizona's legislature is pushing for a bill that would call for surprise state inspections of abortion clinics. [Reuters] 

• Arab writer Randa Jarrar sounds off on why she can't stand white belly dancers. [Salon]  

• Racialicious has an essay about comedians, like Louis C.K., appropriating words for comedic—but offensive—effect. [Racialicious] 

• A mall in Indiana has banned hoodies "for the safety of everyone." Right. [The Grio] 

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Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media's online editor. She's interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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