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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here's all the feminist news I found interesting this morning. Anything else catch your eye? Add it to the comments!  

• Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Voting Right Act. Here's a brief history of the groundbreaking legislation that opened up the ballot box to everyone in the United States. [Colorlines] 

• Asking, Telling: A Gallup poll offers data on which states are the gayest. [Buzzfeed] 

• Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is working on a book about how women can break the corporate glass ceiling. Like. [NYTimes] 

• Pope mystery! Rumors are circulating that the Pope resigned after it became apparent that a gay bishop was being blackmailed. No comment from the Vatican, though. [Guardian] 

• A "landmark" cage fight: Ronda Rousey stars in the first female bout in the ultra-violent Ultimate Fighting Championship.

• Gah! CNN is nixing Soledad O'Brien from being a morning news show anchor! [NYTimes]  

• A 19-year-old transgender person in Detroit was working for the police as an informant—until she was found dead. Did the police not keep her safe enough? [Alternet] 

• Accused of killing his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorious is released on bail. [Guardian] 

Which countries get the most plastic surgery? US is in the top five. [Sociological Images] 

• Three words I never thought we'd see remotely near eachother: Livestream. C-Section. Twitter. [Jezebel]

• A comics fan puts together a list of some great LGBT characters in graphic novels. [NPR]

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On plastic surgery

There's some interesting speculation here that at least part of what's driving the increased demand for breast implants is that more women are able to get breast reconstruction surgery after having had mastectomies.