On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Here's all the feminist news on my radar today:
• The Center for Investigative Reporting found that at least 150 women in California prisons were sterilized without the required permission of the state—some of the women say prison staff heavily pressured them into getting tubal ligations. [Sacramento Bee]
• Now that DOMA has been declared unconstitutional, marriage equality advocates have to fight for rights state by state. First up: Pennsylvania. Political group Freedom to Marry says their goal is to have the majority of Americans living in states where same-sex marriage is legal by 2016. [Towleroad, The Atlantic]
• Marriage isn't the only issue limiting equality—writer Jasmyne Cannick points out how multiple injustices keep her from marrying her girlfriend. [Advocate]
• The three Cleveland kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight make their first public statement, via video, since their rescue: "I will not let the situation define who I am. I will define the situation." [New York Times]
• Thank you, Republicans! For forcing on women the "opportunity" to have a free, mandatory ultrasound. [This Week in Blackness]
• I missed this piece in the June/July issue of Mother Jones until now, but read up on how insidious new "ag-gag" laws punish social justice activists who try to document abuses in the agricultural industry. [Mother Jones]
• Are you a woman of color who's not religious? An anthology called Women of Color Beyond Faith is looking for submissions. [Humanist Network News]
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