On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the news we're reading this morning: 

• Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about Bernie Sanders and the liberal imagination: “What is doable and what is morally correct are not always the same thing.” [The Atlantic] 

Viola Davis makes the most excellent and succint point about how the whiteness of the Oscars shows the systemic discrimination in the film industry: “The problem is not with the Oscars, the problem is with the Hollywood movie-making system.”  [Time] 

• The phrase “perfect storm” has become a political cop-out invoked in cases from the bank bailout to the killing of Tamir Rice. But those cases weren't storms, they were avoidable human error. [New York Times] 

• Undocumented immigrants in Flint, Michigan may be too nervous to go to clean water distribution centers because they require ID. [ThinkProgress]

• The best summation I've seen of Macklemore's new song “White Privilege II” comes from Sean Nelson: ”'White Privilege II' is the most accurate musical reflection of the soul of white liberal Seattle I have ever heard.” [The Stranger] 

• The Oxford English Dictionary apologizes for tweeting about “rabid feminists.” [The Mary Sue] 

• Been freaking out about Making a Murderer? Autostraddle rounds up more crime documentaries that will horrify you. [Autostraddle]

What did I miss? Add what you're reading to the comments. 

 

 

by Sarah Mirk
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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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