On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
May the seventh be with you! Here's what we're reading...
- A woman in Ontario has spent six years fighting for her right to wear a niqab while testifying against her abuser in court. Farrah Khan discusses the dangerous implications this case may have in terms of sexual assault, victim blaming, and Islamaphobia. [Shameless]
- Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 in 2002, recently told a Johns Hopkins audience that abstienence-only education leads to abuse survivors feeling like they are worthless and not of value. (Link contains descriptions of abuse.) [Think Progress]
- The official in charge of the U.S. Air Force's sexual-assault prevention program was arrested for groping. Yeah. [NBC]
- Author Jamaica Kincaid talks to The American Reader about her new book, her style, and how critics often perceive her because she is a black Caribbean female writer. [The American Reader]
- After a widespread protest started by ColorOfChange, FOX has not renewed the long-running show Cops for its problematic depictions of law enforcement and race. [Colorlines]
- Skateboard brand Supreme appropriated the aesthetic of iconic feminist artist Barbara Kruger, and another artist copied them. Kruger isn't happy about either. [Atlantic Wire]
- Indian Country profiles WNBA and international basketball star Ryneldi Becenti about her career, the rise of Jude and Shoni Schimmel, and more. [Indian Country]
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