On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

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

• Before South African Reeva Steenkamp died—allegedly shot by Olympian Oscar Pistorius—she planned to give a big speech about violence against women. [New York Times] 

• Students at Occidental College in California are filing a federal complaint about the way their school deals with sexual assault. [Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition] 

• Undocumented immigrant farmworkers can be major targets for sexual abuse and harassment. [RH Reality Check] 

• There is a campaign to end rape jokes and general misogyny in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. [UFC Respect Women]  

• Determining which countries have the highest instances of rape is next to impossible. [Foreign Policy] 

• What's the legacy of Hugo Chavez on the people of Venezuela? [Slate] 

• The artist hired to draw DC Comic's new Superman quit after a furor over hiring anti-gay campaigner Orson Scott Card to writer the series. [Guardian] 

• How to get elected in America, as someone who's LGB or T. [The Advocate] 

• A female meterologist is fired after responding politely on Facebook to racist comments about her looks. [Women's Media Center] 

• The model featured on a billboard in the opening credits for Mad Men sues the show for using her image without permission. [Salon] 

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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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1 Comment Has Been Posted

"Allegedly" shot

I understand (as a lawyer probably better than many people) that nobody wants to get sued for defamation by stating contested facts as proven in the context of a criminal trial, but journalists might as well get the rules right: Steenkamp was not "allegedly shot" by Pistorius -- he has admitted to shooting her. She was either "shot" by him or "allegedly murdered" by him.

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