On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news on our radar this morning.
• Actress Maria Bello wrote a beautiful and moving Modern Love column about coming out to her 12-year-old son as queer. "Mom," he told her, "love is love, whatever you are." [New York Times]
• How about we stop calling Michelle Obama a "bad feminist"? [Salon]
• The Motion Picture Association of America wants to slap Evan Rachel Wood's new film, Charlie Countryman, with an NC-17 rating for a scene in which a woman gets oral sex from a man. The actress called out the MPAA's biased rating system via Twitter. [Autostraddle]
• In disturbing news, a woman is trying to get her child back from British social services after the baby was removed from her womb via C-Section without her consent while she was in a psychiatric facility. [The Frisky]
• Check out Egyptian rapper Mayam Mahmoud, whose songs tackle issues like street harassment and victim-blaming. [Guardian]
• Britney Spears is coming out with a personal, intimate album—which might make it really boring. [The Atlantic]
• The award for the worst sex writing of the year comes out this week. Amanda Hess runs through some horrible nominees, including this line from Woody Guthrie's long-lost novel, "Inside the door of her womb she felt her inner organs and tissues, all her muscles and glands, felt them roll, squeeze, squeeze, and roll." [Slate]
• The Advocate put together a list of stores to avoid for holiday shopping that have a history of treating their LGBT employees badly or have executives who donate substantially to anti-gay causes. [The Advocate]
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