On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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• “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli smirked his way through a Congressional investigation into how he raised prices of a life-saving drug by 5000 percent. [AlJazeera]

• For women living on the US/Mexico border, where they give birth matters immensely. Check out this profile of dedicated midwives who work in El Paso. [The Atlantic]

• A new study shows that voter ID laws are, indeed, extremely effective at keeping people of color away from the polls. [Colorlines]

•  For some truly magical times, check out the excellent outfits featured on #29DaysofBlackCosplay. [Black Girl Nerds]

• Filing taxes can be intimidating for anyone—but it’s often especially complicated for LGBTQ people because tax preparers often don’t know how to deal with deductions for things like transition-related healthcare or adopting a child. Enter the Queer Our Taxes campaign! [The Task Force]

•  In “Life Syllabus: Browntourage,” racial justice advocates introduce the books, art, and online media that introduced them to essential ideas. [Rookie] 

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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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