On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today:

George Zimmerman will not face civil rights charges for the murder of Trayvon Martin. [The Guardian]

President Obama vetoed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, but the vote may still be overriden in the House and Senate. [Slate]

• Although the Oscars’ Best Director race continues to be male-dominated, it’s still important to note that Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s win this past weekend marks the second year in a row Mexican directors have taken the coveted award. [GlobalPost]

• Huh? During a debate on an anti-abortion bill which would allow doctors to prescribe pregnancy-terminating drugs via webcam, Idaho’s Republican State Representative Vito Barbieri asked if women can swallow a camera to undergo a remote gynecological exam. [Refinery29]

• Whoa! HBO is producing a mini-series on Gloria Steinem and has cast Marisa Tomei in the lead role! [Deadline]

• Congratulations to 17-year-old Destiny Nuñez, Arkansas’s first female state wrestling champion! [Yahoo Sports]

• And finally, meet Ether Okade, a 10-year-old university-level math whiz who dreams of owning a bank at the ripe old age of 16. [TheMarySue]

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below! 

by Ariana Vives
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Ariana Vives is a former Bitch new media intern. She finally got into The Walking Dead and hopes some good will come from this.

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