On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

on our radar

Here's all the feminist news on our radar this Monday morning: 

• All across the country, states have passed laws that restrict the work of abortion clinics. But now, a federal judge has ruled that requiring Alabama abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at hospitals is unconstitutional. [Guardian]  

• Ever thought about how there's not a lot of female anti-heroes? Women in Hollywood are often struck by the scourge of "relatability." [New Yorker] 

Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a huge box office last weekend; it's the first Marvel movie with a credited woman writer. [Bitch Flicks] 

• Actress Anna Paquin set Larry King straight about what it means to be bisexual—it's not an orientation that just vanishes if you're in a heterosexual relationship. [Raw Story] 

• China's "one child" policy has led to a shadowy black market of surrogate moms, who are typically poor women from rural areas paid to carry children for wealthier couples. [New York Times] 

• Two new bills in Congress are taking aim at sexual assault on college campuses. [Feministing] 

• Rappers sometimes talk about drugs and crime in their lyrics. Can their songs then be used as evidence in court? [Codeswitch] 

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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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