On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

For better or worse, it's the first Monday of the new year! Here's what we're reading today: 

• Twenty-two religious universities in the United States were granted Title IX exemptions in 2015 that allow them to discriminate against LGBT students. [RH Reality Check] 

• Over the weekend, an armed anti-government militia took over a building in Eastern Oregon to protest two of their members being sent to prison. The standoff ended with no injuries. [OPB] 

• At a meat-processing plant in Colorado, 150 Muslim workers have been fired for protesting the company's prayer policies, which kept them from all going to pray at the same time. [Think Progress] 

• The Department of Homeland Security has started a controversial push to aggressively deport Central American families who applied for asylum but have been ordered to leave the country. [Guardian] 

• Here's a look ahead at 18 films in 2016 that are made by or center on women, including the new Ghostbusters and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. [Indiewire] 

• Youtuber DeAara Lewis made this powerful video about domestic violence. [One Chick Army] 

• I spent most of last weekend listening to podcasts back-to-back-to-back and I loved this On the Media episode about how we decipher and deal with political lies. [On the Media] 

What did I miss? Add what you're reading to the comments. 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media's online editor. She's interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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