On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Woohooo! Here's your feminist news roundup for today.
• DOMA IS DEAD! The Supreme Court announced this morning in a 5-4 vote that the federal definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. [Supreme Court] I feel like this guy:
• The Supreme Court also ruled on Prop 8, but in a decision that only applies to California. While same-sex couples already married legally in their states now have their unions recognized by the federal government, the push is to make marriage equality a reality in 38 more states. This means that if a gay couple is legally married in one state, their marriage will still not be recognized in states that haven't legalized same-sex marriage. There's still a lot of work to be done here. [LA Times, Reuters]
• Were you up till midnight watching all the inspiring protests and drama over the Texas abortion restrictions measure? If you missed the action, here's a liveblog of the protests at the Texascapitol to support Senator Wendy Davis. [Texas Observer]
• In the end, Senator Davis' 11-hour filibuster and vocal protests won the day: the super restrictive abortion bill failed. [RH Reality Check]
• The Equity Gap: The Supreme Court also ruled on an affirmative action case this week. Check out this infographic about how the racial dynamics of higher education have changed since 1965, and how they haven't. [Colorlines]
• In other news: what's the tricky relationship between slow food and feminism? [In These Times]
• Sociologist Lisa Wide digs into an op-ed that said hook ups are ruining college students' lives. [Sociological Images]
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