On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Happy Monday—let's hope this week is better than the last. The news on everyone's mind right now is, of course, the Boston bombing. Here are the best articles I read this weekend on the suspect's arrest:
• The Boston bombers were Muslim—so what? [Atlantic]
• The FBI questioned the suspect without reading him his Miranda Rights. How is that legal? [The Verge]
• Many people were injured at the bombing, but only one victim had his house raided by police while he lay in the hospital. Why was he singled out? It seems like just because he's a Saudi immigrant. [New Yorker]
In other news...
• Here's a rundown of why it's condescending to tell a childless woman that she'd be such a great mother. Apparently some people need that explained! [The Atlantic]
• Lots of people are heading to the streets in India to once again protest the country's treatment of women and lack of prosecuting rape. [Guardian]
• Two new abortion-restrictions are in the news: One new law closed an abortion-providing clinic in Virginia and Kansas's governor signed a giant pile of new restrictions. [Feministing, RH Reality Check]
• Every year, one quarter of black students in public schools are suspended. One quarter. Wow. [The Nation]
• How will it impact basketball Skylar Diggins' game that people online are always telling her she's too good looking to be an athlete? [Colorlines]
• Speaking of sports, Portland's women's soccer team the Thorns played their first game this weekend. Their merchandise is covered in the slogan, "Feeling thorny?" [Oregonian]
• Does Game of Thrones throw in way too much female nudity? [Bitch Flicks]
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