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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news on our radar today:

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• The US patent office refused to issue a new trademark to the Washington Redskins because “a substantial composite of Native Americans found the term Redskins to be disparaging.” [Change the Mascot] 

• Congress is poised to approve $41 million to help police departments nationwide to finally process tens of thousands of rape kits. [Guardian] 

• Thirty states don't prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, but Obama plans to sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people working on federal contracts. [RH Reality Check] 

• Alabama has entered the 21st century! The state struck down its ban on "oral and anal sexual contact" between unmarried adults. [Autostraddle] 

• The great Melissa Harris Perry wrote a great article about motherhood and body image. [Essence] 

• Media Matters dissects a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that said contraceptives are "abortifacients." Yuck. [Media Matters] 

• Hari Kondabolu—the "best anti-colonialist comedian working today"—had an awesome set on Conan this week. [Angry Asian Man] 

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These awesome young ladies

These awesome young ladies are responding to "educators" who are telling them their wardrobes are more important than their minds:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iammorethanadistraction/714065978635413

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27891488

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