On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's what's our radar today:
• A Sandy Springs, Georgia woman is suing for the right to buy sex toys in her town, calling the city’s ordinance on “obscene material” an “overt and intrusive attempt to police her bedroom habits.” [PolicyMic]
• "I am fighting against sexism, are you?" Last week, male students from 27 schools in Nantes, France, wore skirts to school to show support for the country's new gender equality curriculum. [Mashable]
• Why do caretaking and elder care not get a lot of coverage in mainstream feminist media? Kathleen Geier explores the issue here. [The Baffler]
• An Indiana man convicted of repeatedly drugging and then sexually assaulting his wife over the course of three years will not be sent to prison. His sentence? Eight years of home confinement. Beyond appalling. [LA Times]
• The Senate has confirmed Diane Humetewa as the first-ever Native American female federal judge. While the hype around this news underscores the underrepresentation of indigenous people in U.S. politics, Humetewa’s appointment—and the knowledge of tribal law she brings to the plate—is a positive step. [Fronteras]
• The great playwright and writer Lorraine Hansberry would have been 84 years old this week. Not only was she an incredible, boundary-defying talent, Hansberry was also the inspiration for the Nina Simone scorcher, "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black." For Harriet pays tribute, as should we all. [For Harriet]
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