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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It's almost Friday! Here's all the feminist news on my radar today. 

•  A record number of American women—40 percent—are their family's sole or primary breadwinners, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. [Pew]

• Why did a founder of CODEPINK interrupt President Obama's speech on national security last week? Acitist Medea Benjamin says she just couldn't keep quiet on the president's policies around drone warfare and Guantananmo. [The Nation]

• On the femininity of kleptomania and the "madwoman in the store." [New Inquiry]

• Check out the new queer webseries "Little Horribles," which just premiered and is full of queer characters dealing with the awkwardness of everyday life. [Autostraddle]

• The California legislature is expected to vote soon on a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. The bill would provide housekeepers, nannies and caregivers with basic rights in their working environments. [Think Progress]

• A Harvard Medical School study finds that, surprise, immigrants in the United States pay more into the health care system than they receive in benefits. [New York Times]

• Maria Popova reviews They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldier in the Civil Warwith stunning photographs of Civil War erawomen who dressed as men to fight in the army. [Brain Pickings]

a woman dressed like a man in a civil war uniform

What are you reading? Add your links to the comments! 

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"Boys Will Be Boys"

Soraya Chemaly makes the case that the lessons of victim-blaming and entitlement surrounding rape culture starts in preschool. As an alloparent, I loved the way she put into words what has bothered me before about this aspect of playground life.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/the-problem-with-boys-will-...

Diverse Women

I am still amazed by how diverse women have been throughout history. Looking above the picture caught my eye. I was first stunned because the two people looked similar and then I discovered that was because they are the same person.

Women have been amazing throughout the centuries, always defying the boundaries set before them.