Here's all the feminist news on our radar this morning.
• The journalist who has reported for years on R. Kelly's predation on teen girls discusses why media and the music industry don't seem to care about his behavior: "The saddest fact I've learned is nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody." [Village Voice]
• Did you spend all weekend listening to Beyonce? Her new surprise album sold more than 430,000 copies in less than two days. [Colorlines]
• Women have major difficulty breaking into management and leadership roles in Japanese offices, but they're dominating the world of professional extremely polite phone-answering. [New York Times]
• Today is South Africa's Reconciliation Day—its first without Nelson Mandela. One writer reflects on how the right-wing reaction to Mandela's death shows the link between racism and misogyny. [RH Reality Check]
• Showtime's Homeland, starring Claire Danes as a CIA agent, "peddles the worst lies about US foreign policy." [Guardian]
• When cowboys wore pink: the color hasn't always been deemed "just for girls." Check out the 1955 Sears Christmas catalog below. [Sociological Images]
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