On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here are my picks of the most interesting feminist news of the morning. Enjoy! And add links I missed to the comments. 

Barbie without makeup

• An artist removes Barbie's makeup! [Sociological Images]

• Guantanamo detainees are still on hunger strike. Here, one detainee writes an essay on how Guantanamo is killing him. [New York Times] 

• The tax law of marriage encourages dual-income couples to not get hitched, but incentivizes marriage for couples with only one income. Does that make any sense? [New York Times] 

• Meanwhile, Uruguay legalized same-sex marriage! [Autostraddle] 

• Speaking of which, marriage is great, but many LGBT people of color could really use some job security, too. [Colorlines] 

• With some Republicans' reversal on same-sex marriage, the GOP is losing some of its homophobic base. [Towleroad]

• Here are 18 illustrated responses to street harassment, including a bunch of great comics. [Buzzfeed]

• This weekend in heartthrob relations: Justin Beiber visits Anne Frank's house and wishes she could have been a Beleiber. [Racialicious] 

• First to Die: On race and horror in Evil Dead.  [Feminist Wire] 

• Rookie rounds up the best coming-of-age movies for teens. Oh, the nostalgia. [Rookie] 

• Ooooo! Absurdly sexist Avengers shirts! [Feministing]


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#Making Menstruation Matter—For All the Wrong Reasons

Chris Bobel published a great piece today at re:Cycling about Terri Proud, Administrative Assistant in the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, who was fired for her remarks about women’s menstrual cycles in combat:


Aww man, I read really

Aww man, I read really quickly at first and thought they were absurdly sexy Avengers shirts, not absurdly sexist. Very disappointing.