On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-Up

Here's the feminist news on our radar!

Luge competitor Samantha Retrosi lowers her helmet in the 2006 Olympics

• Former Olympian Samantha Retrosi dishes on money, corporate sponsorship, commodity identities in the Olympics, saying, "Privatization, deregulation and austerity politics have overtaken the world of sports, just as they have all other aspects of the global economy." [The Nation]

• Shonda Rhimes was honored to receive the Directors Guild of America Diversity Award over the weekend, but she was also "a little pissed [that] there still needs to be an award." [Entertainment Weekly]

• Today in awfulness, students at Illinois Champagne-Urbana responded with racism and sexism when the university president notified them school would be in session despite the cold weather. [Buzzfeed] 

• More on the Grammys and what they signify in terms of music and race in America. [Salon]

• "You keep a baby? In your desk?" It's the Lean In screenplay you didn't know you wanted to read. [Slate]

• You've heard about Them, the new literary mag that highlight trans voices. Now, their first issue is in print and they are accepting submissions for the next issue. [The Rumpus]

• Love the Black Girl Dangerous blog? Check out Get Free, an awesome summer program they're starting for young queer and trans folks of color. [BGD] 

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