On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the news on our radar today:
• Women made up just 15 percent of protagonists and 30 percent of speaking characters in the top-grossing films of 2013—that's pretty much no change from 10 years ago. [Center for the Study of Women in Film and Television]
• The Obama administration reaches a grim milestone: the government has deported two million people under Obama's presidency. Over 200 people are protesting deportations this week outside an immigration detention center in Tacoma this week. [Guardian]
• Louisiana's longest-serving death row inmate, Glenn Ford, has been exonerated and now walks free after 30 years in prison. [CNN]
• The war on drugs keeps prisons full: New stats show that 50 percent of people in prison are there because of drug offenses. [Colorlines]
• Writer Joy KMT discusses how Republicans hand-wring over the "unborn children" of black women when they're in the womb, but cut social programs that would help the kids once they're born. [Black Girl Dangerous]
• Sorry, Men's Rights Activists, you don't have abortion "rights." [RH Reality Check]
• Racialicious breaks down reactions to the trailer for the new Annie film. [Racialicious]
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