On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today:

• A SXSW panel on diversity in tech was all-white... and also one of the male speakers kept interrupting the one woman on the panel. Yep. That happened. [Jezebel]

Six female illustrators weigh in on sexism, feminism, and that infamous Newsweek cover. [Ravishly] 

• Artist Ron Wimberly has a great, short comic about being asked to lighten a character’s skin when he worked on an X-Men comic. [The Nib] 

• Upon request from the artist, DC Comics canceled an upsetting variant cover for the upcoming issue of Batgirl #41, which featured a terrified Barbara Gordon held captive by a gun-toting Joker. [The Mary Sue]

• There are various problems with The Economist’s special report on Latinos. [Colorlines]

• Is the growing emergence of Navalish—a combination of Navajo and English—preventing Navajo youth from achieving fluency? Or is it representative of a stronger grasp of both languages? [Indian Country Today Media Network]

• Check out this piece on how U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg became an internet meme.  [Slate]

• In response to the #KTBookChallenge, here is a growing list of authors with disabilities—add your own favorite authors!  [@sasha_feather]

• And finally, the “100 Years of Beauty”  Youtube series is back with a spotlight on Korean beauty trends. [Youtube]

Anything we missed? 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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I have been studying race, gender, and oppression and have grown in my awareness of my role (as a white male) in the inequalities that persist in our society. As such, I appreciate much of your content, and one of my lingering questions follows... One thing that I have been trying not to do is to refer to everyone as "guys". I noticed you called all your viewers guys, but they are likely mostly female. Does the fact that a woman can call a group of women "guys" perpetuate patriarchy?

Thank you for your insight.


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