On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-up

Here's what's on our radar! 

• Katherine Cross writes about Jane Doe, trans women, and the myth of the "perfect" victim and why it matters. [RH Reality Check] 

• White artists like Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake, and Robin Thicke are becoming some of the most commercially viable performers in traditionally black music genres, and it's worth looking behind the scenes. [The Root]

• In the context of Lana Del Rey's recent interview, JM Bishop asks why female celebrities are given a harder time than their arguably (definitely) worse male counterparts. [Powder Room]

• Given the disrespect many white visitors approach Kara Walker's powerful "A Subtlety" exhibit with, this Sunday the "We Are Here" event allowed visitors of color to interact on a different level with the art. [Colorlines] 

• Will this year be a breakthrough year for women directors at the Academy Awards? Melissa Silverstein thinks maybe! [Forbes] 

• Jessica Machado interviews Jen Doll about women, weddings, and her new book Save the Date. [The Rumpus] 

• A new interactive map lets you track the 1.5 billion acres the United States government stole from Native Americans from 1776 to 1887.  [Invasion of America]

A map showing native land in the United States

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by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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