ICYMI is Fembot’s weekly news roundup, providing you last week’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed every Monday.
- Wednesday was a dark day for students and staff of UCLA. Gunman Mainak Sarkar shot his teacher William Klug dead, in a murder-suicide plot.
- Social justice fighters and sports fans the world around mourned the death of Muhammad Ali last Friday. The civil rights activist, goodwill ambassador, and champion boxer died at age 74 from respiratory problems and septic shock.
- Pixar may have its very first same-sex couple in the upcoming film Finding Dory, and society is split between pro-LGBTQIAP+ representation, and hositile homphobia.
- After being sexually assaulted and forced to watch as her attacker, Brock Turner, was sentenced to only six months in jail, the 23 year old Standford rape survivor published a 12 page victim impact statement that details her feelings on the unfair and disgusting matter [TW: rape, sexual assault].
- Tired of the same trite and often forced romances in YA fiction? Then Lucy Mihajlich’s Interface is the series for you. Check out her story on Bitch, and donate to her kickstarter if you’d like to see more asexual representation in YA!
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