On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-Up

Here's what's on our radar today! 

• It's Black History Month! Read up on Bridget "Biddy" Mason, who was born into slavery but became a Los Angeles entreprenuer and philanthropist. [Clutch]

• In the wake of Dylan Farrow's op-ed, some more reflections on artists who abuse: At Shadow and Act, Tanya Steele reflects on how to honor victims and at the Frisky, an anonymous writer discusses her father. [Shadow and Act, The Frisky] 

• Katherine Cross expands on "toxic" discourse online: For many trans women, transmysoginist violence on the Internet is far more heinous than feminist infighting. [RH Reality Check]

• Despite criticism from supporters of Palestine, and Oxfam dropping her as a representative, Scarlett Johanson has no intention of leaving SodaStream. [The Independent] 

• Sexism, racism, and science: A closer look League of Denial, the Frontline documentary on football and head injuries. [The New Inquiry]

• What if instead of going to a predatory "payday loan" business, you were able to do your banking safely at the post office? Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a new way path toward fair financing. [Huffington Post]

• Lilit Marcus, who read only women authors for a year, has written a follow-up post about the reactions she got from readers and the media. [The Toast]

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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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Say hell no to Lierre Keith at the University of Oregon!

Bitch readers should check out this petition, asking an environmental conference to cancel a scheduled keynote by Lierre Keith, of Deep Green Resistance. https://www.change.org/petitions/university-of-oregon-cancel-lierre-keith

Solidarity is important, and we all need to be standing with trans people, especially the trans women targeted by Lierre Keith and other anti-trans feminists, right now!

Hooray for Bitch and other feminist venues that understand all our struggles are linked!! Yay.

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