On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

on our radar

Here's all the news on our radar today: 

• Songwriter extraordinaire Sia's new album 1000 Forms of Fear examines themes of alcoholism, depression, and the negative side of fame. [The Guardian]

• Emma Watson AKA Hermoine Granger AKA "brightest witch of her age" was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the UN's gender equality organization. [Time]

• A new study by the University of Melbourne found that children with same-sex parents are healthier and have better family relationships. [NBC News]

• Shaving (or not shaving) body hair is the key to getting extra credit for one women and gender studies class. [University Herald]

• A Colorado state plan that provides cheaper birth control has led to a decrease in teen pregnancies in the state. [Jezebel]

• Tinder Co-founder Whitney Wolfe is suing the app for discrimination. From her complaint: “When Tinder-related articles appeared in more traditional business outlets, Wolfe’s name was often nowhere to be seen. When she would ask why only her name of the five founders was absent they would tell her ‘you’re a girl.'” [Think Progress]

• As the Tour de France comes to an end, the role of women in competitive cycling is once again pushed to the side. [US News]

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