On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

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

• Congress is poised to actually pass some moderate immigration reform. That's good news: the reform bill's path to citizenship for immigrants would help women's economic security. [RH Reality Check]

• Whoa there, Serena Williams. In a new Rolling Stone profile, the tennis star sounds off on the Steubenville rape case in a way that thoroughly blames the victim. Williams followed up with a statement apologizing. [Racialicious] 

• Do you want fries with your wage theft? A recent major study found that 40 percent of fast food joints fail to pay their workers minimum wage or overtime. [Colorlines] 

• The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, but it's a largely symbolic gesture since there's no way it will pass the Democrat-dominated Senate. [Shakesville]

• Hello Nitza Quiñones Alejandro, the first openly gay Latina federal judge! [The Advocate] 

• Black Girl Dangerous put together a short list of eight ways not to be an ally to people of color. [Black Girl Dangerous] 

• Ah, American Apparel marketing. There are some vague differences between how the company markets its "unisex" clothing to men and women. [Enblomigtekopp]

A woman with no pants on wearing american apparel flannela man wearing the flannel staring straight forward, fully clothes

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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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New York State Assembly to vote on not using condoms as evidence

Currently, New York police and prosecutors can use the fact that a person has or is carrying condoms to prove that they are engaging in prostitution-related offenses.People who are or are profiled as involved in the sex trades report that they are more likely to be arrested if they carry condoms. Police officers regularly confiscate condoms from people they allege are engaged in prostitution to justify arrests or to use as evidence against them at trial. District Attorneys routinely refer to the number of condoms a person had on them in criminal court complaints accusing them of engaging in prostitution-related offenses such as “loitering for the purposes of prostitution” (NYPL 240.37)

More about the bill to end condoms as evidence here: http://www.nocondomsasevidence.org/

and for up to the minute details, see the Streetwise and Safe twitter feed: https://twitter.com/SASYOUTHNYC

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