On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here's all the feminist news on my radar from over the weekend.

• A judge has ruled New York City's "stop-and-frisk" policy unconstitutional, saying the police deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers. [Racialicious] 

• Here are the numbers that lead to the "stop-and-frisk" ruling: Of the 4.4 million stops the police made, 80 percent were of black or Hispanic people and 90 percent of those stopped were not charged with a crime. [Wall Street Journal] 

• Six decades too late, the family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets the ability to give consent over the use of her cells in scientific research. [New York Times]

• How are Crisis Pregnancy Centers funded? A report in The Nation digs in to how states fund the "trojan horse of the anti-choice movement." [The Nation] 

• The origins of "manly" Dr. Pepper: "Gender contamination"—the marketing idea that men won't use a product women love. [Slate] 

• Women Under Siege lays out how women have been denied life-saving care after being raped during wars around the world. [Women Under Siege] 

• Eric Holder says we "can't incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation." [Colorlines]   

• Check out trans* politics manifesto, "Impossibility Now." [Scholar and Feminist Online] 

• Melissa Harris-Perry had a great piece on her show yesterday about the government's reach into restricting reproductive rights. [Feministing] 

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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