On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Wow. What a horrific 24 hours we've seen. Here are responses to the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as the regular daily roundup of feminist news.
• The latest news on the Boston Marathon bombing is that we don't know who did it—the police have yet to arrest any suspects. But some have immediately responded to the attacks by blaming Mulism people, including Fox News contributor Erik Rush "jokingly." [Policy Mic, Salon]
• The Atlantic's Bruce Scheiner has a nice piece about continuining on after violent tragedy and Gradient Air has a list of resources for people who feel traumatized or triggered by reading the graphic accounts of the events online. [Atlantic, Gradient Air]
• Writer Rinku Sen has a thoughtful article about breaking the cycle of pain after mass violence. [Colorlines]
• Finally, words of wisdom from Patton Oswalt: "When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'"
In other news:
• "It is indisputable that the US practiced torture," says a bipartisan, independent review of America's imprisonment and interrogation programs after 9/11. [New York Times]
• Meanwhile, a judge refused to hear a "plea for relief" from prisoners currently on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay. [Guardian]
• The common knowledge is that the rise of women getting married later runs parallel to the rise of women in the workforce. But that hasn't been true since 1990. [The Atlantic]
• Mississippi won't be able to close its one abortion-providing clinic after a judge blocked a new state law that would have potentially shut it down. [RH Reality Check]
• The founder of the Everyday Sexism project talks about the outpouring of 25,000 stories about women and men experiencing routine harassment and assumptions. [Guardian]
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