On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here's a sampling of today's feminist news, from most depressing to least depressing. 

• North Dakota's governor signs into effect the nation's strictest abortion restrictions, including a measure that declares life begins at conception. Even if the law doesn't go into effect, this is a win for the rightwing crowd. [New York Times] 

• Oscar Pistorius is free to travel the world while he awaits trial for allegedly murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. [Guardian]

• In 2010, West Point graduate and Arabic linguist Lt. Dan Choi was discharged from the military for coming out as gay. Now, he's still on trial for protesting his dismissal at the White House. [RH Reality Check] 

• Will legal same-sex marriage lead to the end of the sexual revolution? Uhhh no. [Daily Beast, Atlantic]

• Will legal same-sex marriage mean the oppression of Christians? Uhhh no. [Shakesville] 

• US migrant workers are often targeted if they stand up for their rights as workers. [Guardian] 

• What's going on with the International Violence Against Women Act? [Feministing]

• As for those Republicans changing their mind on same-sex marriage, it turns out politicians often overestimate how conservative their constituents are. [Socio Images] 

• Here is the cast of Parks and Rec reimagined as comic book superheroes. You're welcome. [Mary Sue]

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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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I was so excited about the

I was so excited about the Parks and Rec superheroes! And then I saw them. Oh, HELL, no. Leslie Knope is NOBODY'S sidekick. There are so few pieces of mainstream media that center on smart, complicated, powerful women. Let's not undermine this one by demoting the protagonist to an assistant.

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