On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Hey, it's Friday! Happy early weekend, and here's a bunch of news from around the web.

• The champion Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Though early reports speculated that the shooting death may have been a case of mistaken identity, Pistorius apparently has a history of domestic incidents. [The New Yorker]

• Tech entrepreneur (and former Bitch webmistress, back when we called them that) Lauren Bacon handily dismantles Forbes's recent argument that Etsy's approach to hiring female engineeers constitutes a double standard. You go, Etsy! [Lauren Bacon]

• Meanwhile, at the Atlantic, Bryce Covert debunks the myth of the "ambition gap" between men and women as a cause of workplace and wage inequities. [The Atlantic]

• Deadspin has a pretty upsetting longread about a University of Toledo running coach whose ongoing pattern of sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior, and general mindfuckery led to his recent resignation. [Deadspin]

• What romantic comedies teach us about sex—and why those teachings can be harmful. [Furious and Brave]

• If you've been a victim of revenge porn, the law firm of Ridder, Costa, & Johnstone has a list of helpful tips for taking legal action, as well as further links and reading. [Ridder, Costa, & Johnstone LLP]

• Buzzfeed's new LGBT channel has been crushing it since it debuted just weeks ago. Here, eight music videos that take their style from/pay homage to Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Know your vogueing references! [Buzzfeed LGBT]

• You're not the only one who's infuriated by the way politicians, including our president, refer to women only in relation to other people. We The People created a petition you can sign to urge Obama to cease using the "wives/daughters/mothers" frame in his speeches. [We The People]

• At Mommyish, Lindsay Cross has a personal essay about experiencing street harassment where you least expect it—namely, in front of your child. [Mommyish]

• If you have fond memories of Sassy magazine's "Dopey Fashion Poses," you'll enjoy the work of artist Yiolanda Dominguez, who recasts fashion-shoot poses in the real world, with striking (and often funny) results. [Messy Nessy Chic]

• Valentine's Day was yesterday, but we say it's never too late to celebrate with a bucket full of adorable sloths. [Gawker]

• And speaking of sloths: Have you seen the cover of our latest issue?

That's all for today! Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to share anything we might have missed below in the comments.

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We The People?

I'm glad you're featuring the petition, but "We The People" didn't create the petition. Melissa McEwan of Shakesville created that petition on We The People.