On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist new on our radar today:
• Bitch made a music video! We turned our office into a dance party (complete with a fog machine and a catsuit) to kick off our year-end fundraising drive. Watch the video here.
Okay, moving on to news that doesn't involve dancing around our office.
• A single chemist in a Massachusetts crime lab is accused of tainting evidence and favoring prosecutors in up to 34,000 cases. Now, the state is trying to figure out what to do with thousands of people who may have been sent to prison on faulty evidence. [NPR]
• Over 100 people were arrested around the country during protests on Black Friday. [Colorlines]
• Female soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas say that a male officer tried to recruit them for a prostitution ring. His case heads to court next week. [Guardian]
• MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry gives a moving update on the case of Marissa Alexander. [Feministing]
• Sociology professor Mimi Schippers looks at compulsory monogamy in the new Hunger Games film Catching Fire. [Sociological Images]
• Social justice nonprofit WITNESS is in the midst of a 16-day campaign against gender based violence. [Witness]
• A look at an archive of WWI propaganda posters shows how images women and children were often used to guilt-trip men into signing up for the army. [Collectors Weekly]
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