On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the feminist news on our radar: 

The Oscar nominations are out. Alyssa Rosenberg shares some thoughts on the list and Shakesville has an open thread on the topic. [ThinkProgress, Shakesville] 

• The Justice Department released new rules that aim to reduce unfair profiling among federal agents. Under the new rules, federal agents cannot consider religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations. [New York Times] 

• A Louisiana Republican senator introduced a bill that would require a photo ID in order to buy food with food stamps... think of it as a voter ID law for food. [Mother Jones] 

• The House Judiciary Committee passed a sweeping bill that would roll back reproductive rights and healthcare coverage for abortion. [RH Reality Check]  

"Do what you love" is the mantra for today's worker—but does that devalue jobs that people need to do to make money? [Jacobin] 

• Autostraddle profiles the "perfect superhero comic for people who don't like superhero comics"—the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. [Autostraddle] 

• Cartoonist Julia Wertz has a beautiful graphic essay about her career and dealing with alcoholism. [Narrative.ly] 

Julia Wertz comic

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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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Julia Wertz's graphic essay

Thank you so much for sharing Julia Wertz's essay about alcoholism, comedy, and her art. I've been a Fart Party reader and Julia Wertz fan for a really long time, and it was both heartbreaking and wonderful to read about all the things she's gone through and how she's doing now. Her writing is so personal, so vivid, and so memorable! Gah, I just love her. I really needed to read that graphic essay today. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. <3 you Bitch.

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