It's almost the last day of the year! Here's all the feminist news on our radar today:
• Teachers of color quit the profession at a higher rate than their white peers—low pay and high stress are part of the reason why, widespread indifference to discussing race is another. [The Atlantic]
• Writer Lara Zarum compares and contrasts current TV heroines, from Scandal's Olivia Pope to Homeland's Carrie. [LA Review of Books]
• Many Ani DiFranco fans are upset after the artist announced she would host a feminist songwriting retreat at a former plantation in Louisiana. After protest from fans, she decided to cancel the event. [PQ Monthly, Stereogum]
• There are new details on how the NSA's "hacking unit" spies on computers around the world. [Guardian]
• A prominent Massachusetts anti-gay activist was a keynote speaker at a rally in Jamaica to try and keep the country from repealing its anti-sodomy law. [Buzzfeed]
• Mother Jones rounds up 13 "badass women" of 2013, including Laverne Cox and Malala Yousafzai. [Mother Jones]
• Openly gay youth can join the Boy Scouts starting on January 1st, but gay adults will still be banned from volunteering with troops. [Slate]
• Finally, in news here at Bitch HQ, we're just $1,849 away from hitting our year-end $30,000 fundraising goal! We have just two more days to meet our goal, so check out our music video and consider donating. Thank you!
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