On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's the news on our radar today!

• Yesterday was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade! Current polling shows that 52 percent of Americans support access to legal abortions.  [AlJazeera]

• Speaking of reproductive rights and the utter fear of going back to the 20th century, the women of Downton Abbey have been confronted with some serious issues surrounding birth control and unwanted pregnancy this season.   [The Toast]

 • Katherine Cross writes about the editor of Grantland’s apology: it’s too little too late, and media outing of trans people will continue to present life threatening dangers. [Feministing]

 • Laura Dekker reminds me a little of the Amelia Earhart of sailing. She’s the youngest person to sail around the world alone, and a new documentary Maidentrip follows her amazing journey.  [The Atlantic]

 • With the overall cost of food increasing and SNAP benefits being cut, food gentrification means parents are having to deny their children traditional meals. [The Grio]

 • A brave 14-year-old girl in France used a webcam to capture proof that her father was sexually abusing her.  [Salon]

 • Police work for women is up there on the dangerous-job list, especially in Kabul, Afghanistan where Colonel Jamila Bayaz just became the first Afghan woman to be appointed police chief. [Ms]

 •  The recession forced a lot of people to take any job out there, I can’t stop thinking about this video about a woman oil truck driver working in North Dakota. [New York Times]

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