On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the news on our radar today:
• Marvel announced that The Falcon, a black, male superhero who hails from Harlem, will be promoted to the role of Captain America in a new comic book series.[Colorlines]
• Have you seen the cover of the current issue of Science? Yikes. Amy Roth explains how science has an image problem. [Skepchick]
• As media makers and activists gather at Netroots Nation in Detroit this week, writer Dani McClain draws attention to the city's maternal death rate: women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes in Detroit than they are in the average US city. [The Nation]
• South Africans are remembering Nelson Mandela today, on the late leader's birthday. [Huffington Post]
• Writer Mychal Denzel Smith digs into the question of how Orange is the New Black portrays men—in an actually relevant and interesting way. [Feministing]
• Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson discussed her departure from the paper with numerous media outlets this week. “I don’t see gender as being, you know, the whole explanation, by any means, of what happened,” she told Katie Couric. “It’s somewhat irksome to see so much focus on the issue of why was I fired.” [New York Times]
• The first photo ever uploaded to the internet, back in 1992, was a flyer for a group of female scientists' satirical doo-wop band, Les Horribles Cernettes. One of their songs is below. [Brain Pickings]
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