On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Welcome to the week! Here's all the feminist news on our radar:

• Protesters have been occupying downtown Istanbul, Turkey all weekend, speaking out for greater government accountability and transparency despite a violent police crackdown. [The Nation, CNN] 

• Pussy Riot's imprisoned activist Maria Alyokhina has ended her hunger strike, saying Russian prison authorities are meeting some of her demands. [Guardian] 

• Female senators are raking military leaders over the coals, demanding real and major action on sexual assault in the military. Good on 'em. [New York Times] 

• Ugh. Research digs into how many men try to trick or force their partners into becoming pregnant. [RH Reality Check] 

Charting the impact of "Everyday Sexism": After a year, the project to collect stories of everyday harassment and discrimination is now provoking change among both individuals and at least one police department. [New York Times] 

• Five reasons to love WNBA star Brittney Griner. [Crunk Feminist Collective] 

• What can straight folks learn from same-sex marriage? [The Atlantic] 

• Aw, nice! This year's LGBT pride parade in Salt Lake City included a contingent of 400 Mormons. [Gay Star News] 

What did I miss? Add your links to the comments!

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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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