On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Monday! Here's all the feminist news on my radar.
• Writer Olivia Messer details the widespread, daily sexism that's part of the culture of the Texas capitol. [Texas Observer]
• A four-part series in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer digs into unsolved rape cases from the city and finds that not all rapes were investigated equally—whether police took each case seriously depended a lot on race and age. [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]
• The New York Historical Society has a big exhibition on the early years of the AIDS epidemic which reporter Hugh Ryan says it whitewashes the divisive struggles of the time and leaves out the voices of patients. [New York Times]
• Immigration reform activists protested Congress's inaction on the issue in force last Thursday and Friday, staging actions in which 41 people were arrested. [Colorlines]
• No surprise, but abstinence-only sex-ed cirricula are full of gender stereotypes so bad that they would be hilarious if they weren't actually being taught in schools. For example: "Women need affection while men need sexual fulfillment; women need conversation while men need recreational companionship." [RH Reality Check]
• To kick off Pride Week, Vancouver, BC installs permanent rainbow crosswalks in one of its fanciest neighborhoods. Some LGBT advocates say that's great, but it might be better to put rainbow crosswalks in affordable neighborhoods, too. [Straight]
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