On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news we're reading today: 

• Protesters demanding racial equity shut down the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge yesterday, marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day with civil disobedience. [San Francisco Chronicle] 

• In Minnesota, local activists say police aren't investigating a recent spate of cases where Native American women have been murdered or gone missing. [Guardian] 

• Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are going to boycott the Oscars this year: “Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity, and diminishes power, and we are a dignified people, and we are powerful, and let's not forget it.” [LA Times] 

• Check out this profile of comedian and actor Rachel Bloom, whose surreal series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just won her a Golden Globe. [New York Times] 

• A legal loophole in California allows nurses to receive education from anti-choice Christian groups. [RH Reality Check]

• One in three women will get an abortion in her lifetime. Today, Advocates for Youth is hosting an all-day abortion speakout sharing honest abortion stories. Check out the livestream here. [Bitch] 

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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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I think it's odd that this

I think it's odd that this year black people are calling for a boycott of the oscars because of the lack of black nominations. What about all of the other minorities who don't get nominated??? Seems like a profoundly narrow-minded and short sighted mindset. It also makes it seem like it's less about diversity in art and more about a person's ego, mad they aren't nominated. Not saying there is no discrimination or bias, but that the people orchestrating the boycott care more about themselves rather than the bigger issue.

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