On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's what's on my Tuesday radar!
- There seems to be a lot of double standards when it comes to covering the Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath.... Boston journalist Chris Faraone points out how local news covered last week's tragedy against its coverage of urban violence, and Rania Khalek details how public responses to the alleged bombers are different than those toward other recent mass murderers such as Adam Lanza and James Holmes. [Racialicious, Dispatches from the Underclass]
- Know your nine: Check out this new project making sure college students know their rights under Title IX—many higher ed institutions are failing when it comes to sexual assault. [Feministing]
- Who speaks for Muslim women? In this video, hear from several writers and activists (including Bitch Media contributor Fatemeh Fakhraie) about Femen, Western images of Muslim femininity, and what it means to be a feminist in Islam. [Al Jazeera]
- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA): What it is and why you should care. [Autostraddle]
- Two new, must-read takes dealing with Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Tamara Winfrey Harris asks, "Can Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's manifesto speak to women of color?" Flavia Dzodan uses a socioeconomic lens to look at examples of "neoliberal feminism." [In These Times, Tiger Beatdown]
- s.e. smith looks at amputation, disability, and the Boston marathon survivors. [Global Comment]
- No Wavers: You'll want to read this profile on artist, musician, and Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon. [Elle]
- Registration is now open for the Allied Media Conference, a three-day conference on media justice and social change this June in Detroit, is now open! [AMP]
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