On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here's the list of feminist news we're reading this Tuesday. 

• Over 700 people have signed our letter demanding five changes at the Oscars. You in? 

• In case you need a reminder of what went wrong at the awards show, read the New Yorker's piece about the "ugly, hostile" night. [New Yorker] 

• House Republicans are trying to water down the Violence Against Women Act to strip new protections from LGBT folks who face domestic violence. [Mother Jones]  

• But some good news is that other Republicans are signing a brief in support of same-sex marriage! [New York Times] 

• Justice Sonia Sotomayor calls out a racist statement by a prosecutor, in a rare act for the Supreme Court. [Jezebel] 

• Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says employees can no longer work from home, which will certainly make parenting harder. [xoJane]

• Ah, the good old days. When Catholic colleges were in favor of birth control. [Ms.]

• What do high heels say about class? [Sociological Images]

* And just for fun, an interview with the Walking Dead's Laurie Holden. [Vulture] 

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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1 Comment Has Been Posted

Let's make the Oscars more diverse by awarding more Americans!

Your Oscar wish list is sooooo far from mine. As far as I can see, the awards are not for "best AMERICAN film", "best AMERICAN actor" etc. Yet that's what one would think looking at the winners for the last, say, forever.

And here is your manifesto for more diversity and inclusiveness: Awards should also go to African-AMERICANS, Asian-AMERICANS and Native AMERICANS. Only "latinos" aren't discriminated against on the basis of nationality, presumably linguistic inadvertence stemming from the fact that the term commonly used to describe "US Americans of Central or South American origin" doesn't have "American" in it. You really meant "US Americans of Central or South American origin" when you said "Latinos", right?


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