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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the feminist news on our radar today:

The first black female student body president of a fancy East Coast prep school has been stripped of the job for poking fun at the dismissive attitudes of her rich, white, male classmates—that's her awesome quote above. [Buzzfeed] 

• In Southern California, immigration activists successfully blocked federal busses carrying 140 migrants who were on their way to being deported.  [LA Times] 

• The artist tapped to draw the new Wonder Woman comic wants her to be "strong" but not a feminist. [Mother Jones] 

• A new California law will hopefully make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to find jobs: the "ban the box" bill keeps public sector gigs from asking applicants about their criminal record on initial job applications. [Colorlines] 

• The classic Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer with special screenings and a giant block party. [Codeswitch] 

• After this week's Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, it looks like 82 other companies could drop contraception from their insurance coverage. [Daily Beast] 

• Here's a pie chart of the various hobbies we're pursuing this week, such as crafting a felt voodoo doll named "Alito." [The Hairpin] 

• A writer who was outside the Supreme Court on the day of the Hobby Lobby decision breaks down everything that's wrong with the conservative protesters' picket signs. [Berkeleyish Feminist]  

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