On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the news on our radar today:
• Today is the 42nd anniversary of Congress enacting Title IX, the law that made it illegal for schools to discriminate against women's athletic programs. To mark the anniversary, ESPN has a big timeline of female athletes over the past four decades and reflects on the Yale rowing team protest that helped kick off the fight for Title IX. [ESPN]
• Pixar is planning a buddy comedy that centers on female characters: Inside Out will take place inside the mind of a girl named Riley and its protagonist will be voiced by Amy Poehler. [Vulture]
• At a major summit on working families, President Obama advocated for more flexible workplace policies that would let people have more time to care for family members. [Al Jazeera]
• It looks like the new Republican political strategy might be to abandon opposition to same-sex marriage. [ThinkProgress]
• Doctors in Colorado are getting involved in helping kids become early readers by giving patients with young children a book with each office visit. [9 News]
• How is the word "slut" used against women? Jessica Valenti writes about how the word is a warning to stick to sexual norms. [Guardian]
• Alumni are petitioning James Madison University in Virginia for allowing students who have been found responsible for sexual assault to still graduate. [Change.org]
• I'm not the only one who's worried about wedding season making me broke: the average cost of being a bridesmaid in America is close to $1,700. Shouldn't people getting married think about respecting their friends' finances? [Salon]
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