On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

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

• Seattle rapper Macklemore walked away from the Grammys last night with awards for Best Song, Best New Artist, and Best Album. What does his success say about race and hip hop? [Colorlines]  

• The NSA is watching you play Angry Birds: American and British spy agencies have been scouring citizens' phone apps for personal data. [New York Times] 

• A judge had to order a hospital in Fort Worth to remove a brain-dead pregnant woman from life support in accordance with her family's wishes—the hospital staff fought the family to keep her on mechnical life support so that her 14-week-old fetus could continue gestating. [RH Reality Check]   

• The GOP candidate challenging Maine Senator Susan Collins in the Republican primary has a history of domestic abuseMother Jones has his scary-to-read court file. [Mother Jones] 

• Writer Lydia Brown discusses why the term "psychopath" is ableist and is often wrongly used to describe autistic people. [Black Girl Dangerous] 

• And finally, here's a fun photoset of creative responses to sexist advertising. [Sociological Images] 

A defaced special K ad reads Hey there Special-K Lady.  I know you think I should diet So I can be slim just like you. thing is, I think I look pretty fabulous Just the way I am Also, Special-K tastes like cardboard  so piss off

The text reads, "Hey there Special-K Lady. I know you think I should diet so I can be slim just like you. Thing is, I think I look pretty fabulous just the way I am. Also, Special-K tastes like cardboard so piss off."

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Feminist Wonder Woman Tumblr

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