On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news I'm reading today:
• Prime-time TV is more gender-balanced than current films—according to a massive analysis, 39 percent of prime-time TV characters are women, while we make up only 28 percent of film characters. [Sociologial Images]
• Two articles about college graduation, since it's the season: Pictuing the enrollment gap between white students and students of color in college and Obama gives a graduation speech that veers into the territory of finger-wagging. [Racialicious, Colorlines]
• West Virginia has a new law banning sexting between teens, but it could wind up hurting the victims it aims to protect. [RH Reality Check]
• Are you following what's going on with #FBRape? The campaign launched earlier this week to get companies to stop running ads next to Facebook content that promotes violence against women has had a couple companies respond and no word from several others. [Women, Action, and Media]
• The Boy Scouts of America are meeting today to decide whether to lift their ban on queer scouts—but keep in place their LGBT adults. [Advocate]
• A WalMart security guard called the police on an interracial family because he thought the father must have kidnapped his daughters. [Alternet]
• If you haven't already seen Hyperbole and a Half's moving personal comic about depression, go read it now. That's an order! [Hyperbole and a Half]
What's on your radar? Add links I missed to the comments!
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