On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news on our radar today:
• Maria Bamford's comedy gets vulnerable is a very rare way—as someone with bipolar disorder who has also contemplated suicide, she deals openly with mental illness issues onstage. [New York Times]
• In the face of widespread protests, Detroit is suspending its water shut-off program for two weeks. [Detroit News]
• This morning, Obama is set to sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT federal employees. [Feministing]
• Summer movie ticket sales are down from last year. Women are reliable movie-goers and the numbers indicate that "movies that skew toward a male audience are performing worse than ever." [The Mary Sue]
• A new film aims to tell the stories of legendary best friends Sylvia Rivera and Marsha Johnson, self-proclaimed "street queens" who helped ignite the Stonewall Riots. Go check out their funding campaign! [Kickstarter]
• Iggy Azalea's song "Fancy" has been the most popular song in America for four weeks—we shouldn't overlook how she's said some racially offensive things in the recent past. [Mic]
• The Fault in Our Stars gets a rave review for its treatment of sex and disability. [RH Reality Check]
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