On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news on our radar this Monday:
• Today is the 50th anniversary of President JFK signing the Equal Pay Act. As we know, a wage gap endures, with women making just under 80 percent what men make for full-time work, but there has been some major progress: Education now outweighs gender as a determinant of wages. [NPR, New York Times]
• Speaking of shaky progress: Five ways Congress is aiming to fight rape in the military. [Guernica Mag]
• Jury selection begins in the trial of George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin. What's really on trial here? [Colorlines]
• Last week, a story went viral about a Texas court saying it's okay to shoot a prostitute who doesn't have sex with you. But RH Reality Check says that's a misreading of the verdict. [RH Reality Check]
• Argentinian sex workers have been putting up some cool street art to undermine stereotypes about themselves. [Feministing]
• How's the racial diversity of the Tony Awards? Not so good. [Racialicious]
• An awesome Olympia, Washington rock and roll camp for queer youth and their allies is fundraising on Indiegogo. Go check out the campaign!
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