On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news on our radar today:
• Seahawks player Richard Sherman points out how calling him a "thug" has a racial connotation: "The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now," he said. "It's like everybody else said the N-word and then they say 'thug' and that's fine. It kind of takes me aback and it's kind of disappointing because they know." [CBS Sports]
• A Harvard study of renting habits on home-hotel website Airbnb found that black people who rent their homes through the service make less money off the rentals than their white counterparts. Airbnb has challenged the findings. [Colorlines]
• A village council in India is accused of ordering the gang rape of a girl as punishment for her plan to marry a man outside of her village. [New York Times]
• Now that Canada has decriminalized sex work, how can they craft laws that guarantee the rights and safety of sex workers? [The Daily Beast]
• A popular Black and Sexy TV web series called The Couple is hitting the big time: they just signed a deal with HBO. [Jet]
• A nasty People magazine story about Amanda Bynes focused mostly on—you guessed it—weight loss. [Salon]
• I have no idea what to say about the cover for this New York Times magazine story about Hillary Clinton besides, uh, "Far out." If they were trying to make her seem like a creepy Teletubbie baby-sun, they did it! [New York Times]
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