On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the feminist news on our radar today. 

• In case you forgot, Sarah Palin is the worst. She wrote to Obama on her Facebook page yesterday, "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card." [The Week] 

• Grantland's editor-in-chief apologized for running an article last week that posthumously outed a transgender woman. Editor Bill Simmons' apology defends the story in some ways, but ackowledges that the editing team definitely screwed up. A more compelling summation of the problems with this story comes from sportswriter Christina Kahrl, who penned a piece called "What Grantland Got Wrong." [Grantland]   

• In shockingly horrible news: A Kentucky legislator is trying to define abortions as "domestic violence." [RH Reality Check] 

Looking, a new show about gay men dating in San Francisco, debuted on HBO over the weekend. Cue the homophobic Esquire review from a straight guy! [Salon] 

• Reporter Emily Bazelon spent time with an group of Anonymous folks who try to stop bullying with hacking and shaming on social media... and things get morally complicated very fast. [New York Times]  

• Getting colleges to admit more low-income students is, no surprise, going to be expensive. [The Atlantic] 

• Gradient Lair has a new piece about Beyonce's new album and specifically the word "bitch." [Gradient Lair] 

• What's an actress's best shot at winning an Oscar?  Playing a wife, daughter, or sister. The statistics show that villains don't get Oscars, ladies. [Feministing] 

• Meanwhile, I am digging this photoset of men in drag in the 1880s and 1890s. [Retronaut]  

a man in drag in the 1880s. On the right he has huge sideburns and men's clothes, on the left he's cleanshaven and wearing a fancy dress

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

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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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Bill Simmons still doesn't get it

That "apology" completely misses the point.

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