On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
It's Monday! Here's all the feminist news on my radar:
- We're all waiting on the Supreme Court's decision on California's same-sex marriage law, but it's been punted to tomorrow. [The Advocate]
- Meanwhile, the Colorado state civil rights division issued an encouraging ruling against a Colorado school that banned a transgender girl from using the girls' bathroom. In the words of the decision, telling a child she "must disregard her identity while performing one of the most essential human functions constitutes severe and pervasive treatment, and creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive." [New York Times]
- The Supreme Court ruled today on an affirmative action case: It's legal for universities to consider students' race in their admissions policies, but only if it's essential to creating racial diversity on campus. [LA Times]
- The revelation that the government is tracking our phone calls and emails isn't just creepy—it's a racial justice issue. [Free Press]
- PolicyMic lists three ways police departments often screw up science when investigating rape. [PolicyMic]
- The Food Network fired celebrity chef Paula Deen last week for admitting to using a racial slur in the past and for considering a plantation- themed wedding for her brother. Multiple people ask: Is she just a "product of her time"? [Colorlines, NYTimes]
- Feminists in North Carolina are staging "moral Monday"—a weekly progressive protest at the state's capitol that focuses on policies like the state's rollback of reproductive rights. [RH Reality Check]
- An incident at a bar in England made waves around the internet: The UK's "most trans-friendly queer night" kicked out a radical lesbian feminist. [Lesbilicious]
- In Hollywood, male leads get older, but their leading lady love interests don't. [Vulture]
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