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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