On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

on our radar

Here’s all the news we’re reading on this Monday: 

• At the Oscars last night, John Legend and Common quoted Nina Simone in their acceptance speech for Best Song, drawing a link between Selma and protests of today. Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu also made a powerful statement, calling for “deceny and respect for immigrants.” [Colorlines] 

• Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette also used her time in the spotlight last night to send a message, pointing out the gender wage gap and the importance of paying men and women equally… and then said some very questionable things later in the night. [Vulture and RH Reality Check] 

• The 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s murder was this weekend—here’s a look at his life, activism, and his public speaking power. 

• I love this Latino USA story about a day in the life of a New York City bodega. [Latino USA] 

Mikki Kendall writes an essay on things you never hear about online harassment: “The rules of the game never change, but the potential for harm keeps escalating.” [Model View Culture] 
• I just found out about this webseries called Shugs & Fats about “two Hijabis striving to find themselves” in Brooklyn. The first few episodes are absurd, quick, and funny. [Shugs & Fats] 
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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