On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news on our radar today: 

a graph shows the rate of arrest for marijuana

• These days, there's a perception that marijuana is only kind of illegal—but a new website made by the ACLU shows how police are more than three times as likely to arrest a black person for marijuana possession than a white person. [The Uncovery, via Colorlines] 

• What's wrong with Women's History Month? As Laurel Westbrook points out, sometimes women only get recognition for "excelling at what are generally thought to be 'masculine' pursuits." [Sociological Images] 

• When fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment this week, several newspapers described her first and foremost as "Mick Jagger's girlfriend." [Washington Post] 

Navigating healthcare as a queer woman comes with its own hurdles, like doctors who don't learn about how STI transmission works between same-sex couples. [RH Reality Check] 

• A Minnesota state representative says wanting equal pay and sick leave makes women look like "whiners." [Feministing] 

• Sofia Coppola is going to direct an adaptation of The Little Mermaid! I can only hope it will be as creepy as the original fairy tale. [Deadline] 

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by Sarah Mirk
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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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