On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here's what I'm reading today:

• WNBA star Becky Hammon is now the second woman to work on an NBA coaching staff after being hired as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. [SBNation]

 New analysis from the Council on Contemporary Families finds that Americans are becoming more and more accepting of less traditional gender roles. [Feministing]

• Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige mansplained his way out of the lack of movies with female leads by putting the blame on the fact that Hollywood has to focus on sequels and reboots that, no surprise, have male leads. [Slate]

• A new report from the University of Southern California highlights that Latinos are the most under-represented ethnic group in movies, yet buy 25 percent of movie tickets. [The Guardian]

• It was revealed thirty years ago that the Chicago Park District was underfunding parks in Latino and African-American neighborhoods. The Chicago Reporter looks to see if the situation today is any more equitable. [The Chicago Reporter]

• Are traditional gayborhoods across the country becoming more straight? [Salon]

• Jane Austen should be remembered not only for her literary heroines, but the progressive economics behind both her and her characters' dowries and hope for financial security. [The Atlantic]

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by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank is a student at the University of Oregon studying journalism and international studies. Hannah likes to write about anything that lets her do “research” on Youtube, from early 2000s TV shows to Dolly Parton to makeup tutorials from the 1940s. 

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