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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• It's a Valentine's Day victory in Viriginia, where a federal judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal,” wrote Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. “Surely this means all of us.” [New York Times] 

• Facebook now allows users to choose genders besides "male" and "female." The list of more than 50 genders you can choose includes "Gender queer," "Trans person," and "Two-Spirit." [Slate]  

• It turns out that a prominent anti-choice doctor in West Virginia greatly exaggerated claims of how dangerous abortion is in the state. [RH Reality Check] 

• Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently told a group of college students that people today are too "sensitive" about race. [The Grio] 

• When a hashtag sparks more than a conversation: A student campaign around what it's like to be black at the University of Michigan led to some concrete changes at the university. [Colorlines] 

• In the 1930s, downtown Los Angeles had a giant neon-and-woodland themed restaurant that aimed to feed the poor—patrons could pay what they wanted for meals. [Collectors Weekly] 

• Public service announcement: Beyonce has created an underwear line. [Autostraddle] 

• Apparently Valentine's Day used to not just be a day for appreciating the people you love, but for sending biting cards to people you don't like. Here's a collection of vintage Vinegar Valentines. [Sociological Images] 

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