On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here’s what’s on our radar today!
• Why Twitter’s woman problem is bigger than just “checking a box.” [Feministing]
• The National Center for Transgender Equality released a new report highlighting the challenges of transgender immigrants. [Colorlines]
• According to the head of animation on the new Disney princess movie Frozen, animating female characters is super hard because they need to have emotions and look pretty. Here's the quote: “Animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression.” [The Mary Sue]
• Ohio’s abortion restrictions are an example of the pro-life incremental strategy: pushing the boundaries of Supreme Court guidelines without technically violating them. And it’s working: only 11 clinics remain in Ohio, and some more may be forced to close. [NYT]
• Autostraddle writes about the major problems with how the horror genre uses transfeminity. [Autostraddle]
• Check out the Kickstarter for Equal Means Equal, a documentary about the Equal Rights Amendment—and how it never got passed. [Kickstarter]
• It’s estimated that over 200 people were arrested during the National Day for Dignity and Respect for Immigration Reform on the National Mall this Tuesday. [Racialicious]
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