On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
• Thousands of people protested in cities across the country over the weekend in support of immigration reform. In California, the crowds cheered the Trust Act, a new law that will stop local law enforcement from handing immigrants in the country illegally over to federal immigration authorities unless they're suspected of a serious crime. Tomorrow is a national day of action for "dignity and respect" in Washington DC. [LA Times]
• Today in domestic spying: It turns out the NSA was definitely targetting people who use Tor, an online tool that many activists use to keep their internet activities anonymous. [Guardian]
• Why are there still so few women in science? One of the first two women to ever receive a physics degree from Yale investigates why there's a persistent gender gap in who gets advanced science degrees. [New York Times]
• Actress Lupita Nyong'o discusses how she dealt with the violence of her role as a slave in the new film 12 Years a Slave. [Colorlines]
• Justice Anton Scalia admits that he probably has gay friends. [New York magazine]
• Nebraska won't allow a 16-year-old in foster care get an abortion because it would violate the state's parental consent laws. Ugh. [Feministing]
• Looking into orange juice commercials and the invisibility of labor. [Sociological Images]
• New documentary Let the Fire Burn tells the history behind the the city of Philadelphia's decision in 1985 to literally drop a bomb on the home of a group of black liberation activists, killing 11 people. [Slate]
• Trans author Julia Serano's new book Excluded examines the claim that "gender is performance" and pushes for making queer and feminist movements more inclusive.
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