On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's the news on my radar today:
• Alpine skier Bogdana Matsotska has dropped out of Olympic competition in protest of the violence in her home country of Ukraine. "I hope I will be heard by the world," she says. [Washington Post]
• Arizona's legislature passed a bill allowing private businesses to discriminate against people so long as they can justify their discrimination based on "sincere religious beliefs." [NPR]
• Michele Bachmann says the US doesn't have a "pent-up desire" for a female president. She went on to say she thinks people elected Obama out of guilt, but that "people don't hold guilt for a woman." Ack. [Politico]
• Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Thursday she will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, saying that it couldn't withstand a federal constitutional challenge. [Salon]
• Some people had a disturbing reaction the to rape charges against NFL star Darren Sharper: they say he is "too sexy" to rape someone, despite accusations that evidence that he drugged and raped at least seven women. [Jezebel]
• American Eagle Outfitters has announced that they will stop photoshopping models for their lingerie line. [ThinkProgress]
• A Guardian reporter mistakenly identified Patrick Stewart as gay after he publicly supported Ellen Page earlier this week. His response was pretty funny. [Huffington Post]
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