On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy almost-the-weekend! Here's all the feminist news on our radar this morning....

• In heartbreaking news, the body of missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi—who was mistakenly identified by overzealous (oh, and racist) Reddit users as a suspect in the Boston bombings last week—was found in Providence Harbor. [The Guardian]

• At Colorlines, Akiba Solomon connects the implicit white supremacy embedded in mainstream media coverage of the Boston bombings with America's past history of mob dynamics. [Colorlines]

• Peggy Orenstein's New York Times Magazine cover story, "Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer," looks at how the breast-cancer industry has changed attitudes toward everything from tests to treatment. [New York Times]

Why are there so few women represented at spring/summer music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza? [Slate]

• Related: Grimes breaks down all the sexist microagressions she's experienced as a musician, and enumerates why they need to stop. [Tumblr]

• Have you been following The Feminist Wire's forum on race, racism, and antiracism within feminism? If not, get there. [The Feminist Wire]

• Wikipedia has begun segregating American novelists who happen to be female out of its "American Novelists" category, creating a new "American Women Novelists" section. [Salon]

• Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter last week promoted swimwear designer Melissa Odabash's line of bikinis for girls. This post looks at how kids' swimwear starts sexualizing girls at ever-younger ages. Boys? Not so much. [BlogHer]

Anything we missed? As always, let us know in the comments!

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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