On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

The barista just asked what my plans for the weekend are. "Make it through today," I replied. It's been a tough week, and today's news isn't any better. Check out what's going on around the internet: 

• Women belong at tech conferences. Technology consultant Adria Richards called out sexual jokes at a tech conference—and thenshe was fired amid the resulting backlash. Shakesville spells out why that's screwed up. [But You're a Girl, Shakesville] 

• Thou shalt not teach sexual health and HIV prevention: Tennessee Republican state senators find a really important, dangerous threat to address. [Guardian] 

• Who will win the March Madness anti-women's bracket?! There is so much competition. [Mother Jones]

• Definitely putting in good effort to win that bracket are North Dakota and Kansas, which are considering laws to cut abortion funding and sex ed funding. [RH Reality Check]

• Still imprisoned, still without trial: Reportedly, 130 detainees at Guantanamo are on hunger strike.  [Guardian]

• What's the trouble with Justin Timberlake's appropriation of black music? [Colorlines] 

• Two examples of rape culture: Rape metaphors in politics and media coverage of a terrible Japanese video game. [Sociological Images] 

• And one bit of heartwarming news: Skateboarder Hillary Thompson is transgender and proud—and a rad skater. [Jenken Mag]

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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

Oh, yes. Again.

You're missing AZ making yet another incredible show of bigotry in a proposed bill concerning transpeople. Seriously, AZ is stunningly beautiful with wonderful & progressive folks. I don't even know how this happens. Ugh. https://www.allout.org/en/actions/arizona

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