On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's what's on our Tuesday radar...

• Today is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Check out this list of events to see if there is one happening near you. [Red Umbrella Project]

• Tara Conley traces the role social media played in getting justice for Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old who was killed on a stranger's doorstep. [Media Make Change]

• Despite the stereotype, women are more likely to be victims of birth control sabotage than to do it themselves. And in terms of legal recourse, there is a lot of grey area. [The Daily Beast]

• What it's like when you don't have a story about losing your virginity. [The Toast]

• Sexpert Betty Dodson talks second wave feminism, Eve Ensler's appropriation, and her memoir. [Truth-out]

• Did Charles Dickens plagiarize A Christmas Carol from Lowell mill girls? Two scholars believe he might have. [Boston Globe]

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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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Some good news

I don't know whether this will be read by anyone who actually cares, but I'm going to post it in a comment anyway because I haven't seen it covered in the other posts.
The entire last week. Three radio hosts devoted their entire life to collecting money by putting themselves inside a "glass cage" because " All girls have the right to survive their pregnancy. " The collected money goes to developing countries and is invested in education, medical treatment and other things connected to pregnancy.
So, yes, I was thrilled when I heard about this year's theme.
Many singers, actors, companies, banks and a whole lot of people helped and donated money.
The radio hosts did not leave their limited area until the week was over. (they had bathroom, shower etc.)

In the end, people of Sweden collected 28 million Swedish kroner in one week!
That is over 4 million US dollars.

Sweden is a rich country. I just wanted for someone to notice the enormous effort put in by everyone who participated.

Much in my country needs fixing, but we need good news too, and those tend to be hard to come by.

That is really great!

That is really great!

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