On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Welcome to Wednesday!  We want to hear from our community about what we should be covering this week! Share your thoughts at the end of this post and we’ll talk about your idea at our editorial meeting this week. 

• While Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes tore up the Grammys with her powerful voice, women made up only 30 percent of nominees for the awards.  That’s better than last year but still not great. [She Shreds] 

• Remember that time when there was an anti-Beyoncé protest in New York and only three people showed up? Yeah, that happened. [Guardian] 

• South Dakota passed a first-of-its-kind bill that bans transgender students from being able to use appropriately gendered bathrooms in schools—even though the discriminatory measure likely violates federal law. [Sun Times] 

• Engineer Erica Baker tweeted up a storm about the importance of white dudes in positions of power in the tech industry ceding space to women and people of color. [Storify] 

• Physician James Marion Sims is remembered as “the father of modern gynecology.” But what’s often overlooked is how he practiced experimental surgery on enslaved Black women. [Hidden Brain] 

• The beautiful new documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland focuses on the hard work that it takes to be a master dancer. [NPR] 

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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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