On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here's all the feminist news I found interesting this morning. Anything else catch your eye? Add it to the comments!  

• Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Voting Right Act. Here's a brief history of the groundbreaking legislation that opened up the ballot box to everyone in the United States. [Colorlines] 

• Asking, Telling: A Gallup poll offers data on which states are the gayest. [Buzzfeed] 

• Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is working on a book about how women can break the corporate glass ceiling. Like. [NYTimes] 

• Pope mystery! Rumors are circulating that the Pope resigned after it became apparent that a gay bishop was being blackmailed. No comment from the Vatican, though. [Guardian] 

• A "landmark" cage fight: Ronda Rousey stars in the first female bout in the ultra-violent Ultimate Fighting Championship.

• Gah! CNN is nixing Soledad O'Brien from being a morning news show anchor! [NYTimes]  

• A 19-year-old transgender person in Detroit was working for the police as an informant—until she was found dead. Did the police not keep her safe enough? [Alternet] 

• Accused of killing his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorious is released on bail. [Guardian] 

Which countries get the most plastic surgery? US is in the top five. [Sociological Images] 

• Three words I never thought we'd see remotely near eachother: Livestream. C-Section. Twitter. [Jezebel]

• A comics fan puts together a list of some great LGBT characters in graphic novels. [NPR]

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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