On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the news on our radar today:
• The new abortion rights restriction laws in Texas have been doing just what reproductive health advocates feared: forcing safe, legal clinics to shut their doors. This week, the only abortion clinic in the poorest part of the state closed up shop. [New York Times]
• Two lesbian Michigan nurses are filing suit against the state's same-sex marriage ban. Good luck, y'all! [Guardian]
• It's time for Hollywood to take a cue from Octavia Butler and stretch its imagination a bit. [Feministing]
• A new study shows that Facebook can make us feel bad about ourselves. According to the study, women who browsed Facebook for just 20 minutes reported more body dissatisfaction than those who used the internet to research rainforest animals. Well yeah, duh, have you seen rainforest animals? I would happily look at them all day. [Mother Jones]
• It's hard to keep track of all the science out there on fracking, so here's a rundown of the latest research on the health impacts of the natural gas drilling. [Pacific Standard]
• Writer Nicole C. Kear has some advice on how to not be a dick to a blind person. [xoJane]
• It's Mardi Gras! Sociology professor Lisa Wade has as an interesting look at a group of New Orleans sex workers who would dress up like baby dolls during the celebration. [Sociological Images]
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