On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Happy Friday! Here's all the feminist news that's fit to print...you know, on the Internet.
• As you probably already know, the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act was passed yesterday. [New York Times]
• Here are all the Republicans who voted against the act—no Democrats did. Oh hey, Michelle Bachmann! Didn't expect to see you here! (Just kidding, we totally did.) [The Atlantic]
• Ladies doing less housework means that ladies be plumpin' up, according to this really awfully sexist piece in the New York Times. I mean. [New York Times]
• Whoa, Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Who vetted this incredibly racist cover illustration? And also, can you issue a real apology next time? [Columbia Journalism Review]
• South Dakota is attempting to amend its 72-hour waiting period for an abortion so that weekends and holidays don't count as part of those hours, thereby lengthening the wait considerably. Perhaps they're counting on a lot of women being like, "Huh, it's Labor Day, guess I'll go through with this after all." [Think Progress]
• Clutch magazine wants to know why so few white feminists had anything to say about The Onion's Oscar-night tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis. [Clutch]
• And on the Oscar tip.... As a non–Hathaway hater, I appreciate that someone took on the question of why everyone seems to hate Anne Hathaway but love Jennifer Lawrence. Does no one here remember Mia Thermopolis? [The Cut]
• Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died this week at the age of 96. This remembrance praises his rational, science-based, and nonsensational approach to public health—among other things, it notes that while Koop himself was prolife, he refused political pressure to declare that abortion caused detrimental health effects in women. [RH Reality Check]
• Finally, kick off your weekend right by imagining, with the help of this photo, how great a Veronica Mars reunion special would be. [Vulture]
Have a great weekend! And as always, link to any further reading suggestions in the comments...
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