On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today:

• In a beautiful essay, Theodore R. Johnson explores the disconnect he feels during Black History Month—the lives of Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks seem worlds away from the racism of today. [The Atlantic]

• Mississippi was using a scary, unofficial drug to administer lethal injections, until a judge blocked the pharmacy from selling it. [Guardian] 

• Barbie is the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model.  Um, very interesting. [New York Times]

• Women ski jumpers are still fighting to jump from the big hills reserved just for men. [Slate]

• Poetry workshops can be brutal, as I well know, but Kristen Stewart got a very public sort of workshop in response to the poem “My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole” she published in Maire Clare. She may be a little shy about submitting her work now.  Welcome to my world, Kristen! [The Poetry Foundation]

• East Meck High School in North Carolina crowned the state's first transgender homecoming king.  I love stories like this. [Feministing]

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Feminist Theory & Beyonce


Ezra Elliot looks at the incongruities between Beyonce's album and academic feminist theory and aims to draw conclusions on whether or not these matter in the larger scheme of who her audience is.

LOL "schook" seriously??? you

LOL "schook" seriously??? you have to be kidding me with all these freaking typos.