On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Hope you had a great, safe 4th! Have some orange juice and read what's on our radar this morning after....

• Crunk Feminist Collective cofounder Brittney Cooper considers the meaning of Independence Day in a painful new light after sharing her flight home for the holiday with a racist seatmate. [Salon]

• An Afghan court has reversed the covictions of three adults found guilty in 2012 of the attempted murder of a 13-year-girl whom they had imprisoned and tortured after she refused to consummate her forced marriage to the adults' older male relative. [New York Times.]

• Trayvon Martin's mother's testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman is exactly as heartbreaking as you'd expect. [NPR]

• "Men want what they want. We should all lighten up." Roxane Gay's essay on America as a culture that caters above all to male desire and expects women to either get on board or be left behind is a must-read. [Salon]

• And finally, on a lighter note, please enjoy the fact that Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto created a tiny version of Gilmore Girls town Stars Hollow out of paper. [Huffington Post]

What are you reading?

by Andi Zeisler
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Andi Zeisler is the cofounder of Bitch Media and the author of We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. You can find her on Twitter.

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3 Comments Have Been Posted



First, thanks for being an awesome site!

I just wanted to say that the link for the Roxanne Gay story is actually a link to a NYT piece about a torture case. I think this the link that is supposed to be in the Gay piece.

Yeah, bulletin two and

Yeah, bulletin two and bulletin four lead to the same article.

Thanks for the link!


Thanks for the heads up.

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