On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Good morning, whatcha reading? Here's our list:
• Prosecutors in the Cleveland kidnapping case are weighing whether to charge Ariel Castro with feticide for intentionally causing Michelle Knight, one of his captives, to miscarry several pregnancies. From a reproductive-justice standpoint, this could set a dangerous precedent. [The Daily Beast]
• Kiera Wilmot, the Florida teen who made national news a few weeks back when she was arrested for causing a small explosion at her school while conducting a science experiment, will not be charged with a crime. And Homer Hickom, the former NASA engineer whose memoir became the movie October Sky, has awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy. [The Root, Black Youth Project]
• Eesha Pandit knows she may be expecting too much from The Mindy Project, but her heartfelt piece about how she gave up on the show is still worth a read. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
• How college campuses are taking steps to acknowledge and combat rape culture. [ThinkProgress]
• At the Nation, Farai Chideya considers "the resegregation of American media" and makes a case for why race and class in journalism matter. [The Nation]
• In GQ, The Office's Ellie Kemper asks "Can Men Be Funny?" For extra laughs, check the comments for some angry, satire-deficient responses from actual men. [GQ]
• A great piece from KMA Sullivan on being bored with the quotidian, mindless, and largely unintentonial sexism of ostensibly "good" guys. [The Rumpus]
Here's to your weekend! As always, share your fave current reads in the comments!
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