On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news we're reading today:

• The world has lost someone great: Japanese-American social justice activist Yuri Kochiyama passed away on Sunday night at age 93. [Colorlines, photo from 18 Million Rising]

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced a bill that would require the National Institute of Health to investigate whether the chemicals in traditional pads and tampons pose a health risk. [Autostraddle]  

• Why is "he" the default pronoun? A linguist looks into the history of gendered pronouns in the world's languages. [The Toast] 

• A black employee of Tiffany and Co. filed a lawsuit against the upscale jewelry company for racial discrimination. [The Root]

• Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie opposes Western intervention in her country and says Nigeria can deal with the Boko Haram on its own. [Telegraph] 

• Sarah Jaffe talks about why the "not all men" meme hits home. [RH Reality Check]  

• The second season of Orange is the New Black debuts this week! [New York Times] 

What did I miss? Add what you're reading to the comments. 

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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