On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Wednesday! Here's all the feminist news on our radar today. 

• The Montana judge who won our Douchebag Decree last week for his victim-blaming comments has ordered a new sentencing hearing in the case in the trial of a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student. [RH Reality Check] 

• Stories about the increasing trend of stay-at-home dads may have overhyped the situation—stay-at-home dads still occur in less than one percent of all married couples with young kids.  [The Atlantic] 

• Speaking of appreciating the labor that goes into child-rearing, a Nicaraguan co-op is paying parents for domestic work.  [Autostraddle] 

Isreal has a sex-ed problem: The state is removing chapters on contraception and reproduction from the textbooks of religious junior high schools. [Feministing] 

• Pennsylvania has a ban on same-sex marriage, but that's not stopping one county clerk from writing marriage licenses for queer couples anyway. [Mother Jones] 

• Horrible history time! Until 1926, Oregon's constitution specifically excluded black people from the state. A new article looks at how racial exclusion laws affected black Americans' lives. [Oregon Humanities] 

• Actress Azie Mira Dungey spent time playing a slave at George Washington's historic plantation. Now she's turned the ridiculous questions tourists asked her into a pretty funny web series: "Ask a Slave." [Jezebel] 

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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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Thanks for this reminder

Thanks for this reminder about how to run a racist social script 3.0. Not like anyone who likes radiolab (search angryasianman) would give a shit about minstrelsy 2013.

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