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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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Here's all the news on our radar today: 

• Back in 1997, bell hooks interviewed Lil Kim about gender double standards in the music industry. Yes, you read that right, bell hooks interviewed Lil Kim. Paper magazine just republished the interview this week.  [Paper] 

• Listen up, Washington: A majority of female voters in America say they won't support politicians who back Hobby Lobby's new birth control exemptions. [ThinkProgress] 

• Critics have lots of positive things to say about new film Boyhood—how would it be different if it were called Girlhood? [Flavorwire]  

• Seeking to expand its audience, Lifetime is breaking out of its familiar formula of movies about mostly white women falling into desperate situations (surprise pregnancy! tragic romance!) and launching unscripted shows that revolve around women of color. [Codeswitch] 

• Porn star Stoya talked with journalist Melissa Gira Grant about the economics of sex work. [Dazed] 

• NPR's excellent show "Tell Me More" is going off the air in August—host Michel Martin takes the chance to talk about how we should discuss race in the workplace. [Colorlines]  

• Traveling as a transgender person can be a frustrating process, especially if the gender on your official ID is in "conflict" with your gender presentation. [Autostraddle] 

• Some Native American tribes have been pioneering marriage equality, legalizing same-sex unions years before they've been legal in many states. [Advocate] 

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