On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the news on our radar today:
• The New York Police Department tried to launch a feel-good hashtag called #MyNYPD where people could tweet cute photos of themselves with officers. Very quickly, hundreds of people began adding photos of police brutality and stop-and-frisk searches. [AlJazeera]
• Queering sex ed: Doctors and educators can be clueless about the specific health and sexual needs of women in same-sex relationships. Physician Tonia Poteat digs in to what you need to know. [RH Reality Check]
• Socially conscious baseball fans are keeping attention on the violent criminal history of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Josh Lueke by tweeting about his 2008 rape charge every time he's on the mound. [Deadspin]
• Here's one way to deal with trolls: An artist draws unflattering portraits of guys who harass her online. [Bust]
• Studies show that women are far less likely to be quoted in news stories than men. A new website that compiles thousands of famous quotations by women could be a valuable resource for changing that imbalance. [Quotations by Women]
• New online Canadian feminist magazine Guts has a moving personal essay about dealing with chronic illness. [Guts]
• A project called Fat Yoga is fundraising to make educational yoga videos for people who are not the stereotypical yoga student. "Fat Yoga has no objective or claim towards weight loss," write the organizers. "Frankly, we are not interested in it." [IndieGoGo]
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