On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Hooray for Thursday.

• If the Senate approves Obama’s new nominee for the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden will be the first woman and the first African American to be the nation’s librarian. 

• Twenty-seven film industry pros—including Effie Brown and Mindy Kaling—discuss what it’s like to work in Hollywood if you’re not a straight, white man. [New York Times]  

What roles do women win Oscars for? The number one answer is “wife.” [Indiewire] 

Jamilah King has a powerful essay: “How Black women like me reckon with America’s political process.” [Mic] 

• Here are five things about witches to keep in mind before seeing new film The Witch. [Autostraddle] 

• The whole right-wing Oregon standoff cost taxpayers more than $3 million. [Guardian] 

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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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