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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Hope you had a great, safe 4th! Have some orange juice and read what's on our radar this morning after....

• Crunk Feminist Collective cofounder Brittney Cooper considers the meaning of Independence Day in a painful new light after sharing her flight home for the holiday with a racist seatmate. [Salon]

• An Afghan court has reversed the covictions of three adults found guilty in 2012 of the attempted murder of a 13-year-girl whom they had imprisoned and tortured after she refused to consummate her forced marriage to the adults' older male relative. [New York Times.]

• Trayvon Martin's mother's testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman is exactly as heartbreaking as you'd expect. [NPR]

• "Men want what they want. We should all lighten up." Roxane Gay's essay on America as a culture that caters above all to male desire and expects women to either get on board or be left behind is a must-read. [Salon]

• And finally, on a lighter note, please enjoy the fact that Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto created a tiny version of Gilmore Girls town Stars Hollow out of paper. [Huffington Post]

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Mis-link

Hey,

First, thanks for being an awesome site!

I just wanted to say that the link for the Roxanne Gay story is actually a link to a NYT piece about a torture case. I think this the link that is supposed to be in the Gay piece.
http://www.salon.com/2013/07/05/what_men_want_america_delivers/

Yeah, bulletin two and

Yeah, bulletin two and bulletin four lead to the same article.

Thanks for the link!

Fixed!

Thanks for the heads up.


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