On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• The celebrations in Utah were short and sweet: The Supreme Court has put the state's same-sex marriages on hold as an appeals court considers the legality of the recent ruling overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban. [Talking Points Memo] 

New York Times columnist David Brooks received ridicule last week for writing a stilted column lamenting smoking pot in his youth—Tressie McMillan Cottom takes the opportunity to point out that while white and black people smoke pot at equal rates, black people are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana use. [Slate] 

• Melissa Harris-Perry apologized to Mitt Romney for jokes about his adopted black grandson made on her show. Meanwhile, fans tweeted reasons why they #StandWithMHP. [NY Daily News, Gradient Lair via Racialicious

• This year marks the 40th anniversary of the law that granted women the right to have their own credit cards. [Sociological Images] 

• As the MPAA makes headlines for cracking down on cunnilingus, writer Tracy Clark-Flory rounds up 10 films that dared to go down. [Salon] 

• Here's a look at friendship and fandom in Canadian supernatural crime drama Lost Girl. [Bitch Flicks] 

• How did reproductive rights fare in 2013? The Guttmacher Institute tracked policy for the year and found that 39 states enacted 141 provisions relating to reproductive health—half of which were rules restricting abortion access. [RH Reality Check]  

A graph showing abortion rights restrictions in the past year.

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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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