On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Monday! Here's all the feminist new on our radar today. 

• Despite threats of arrest, a group of Saudi Arabian women are keeping up a "drive in" campaign challenging their nation's ban on women driving. [Guardian] 

• New documentary The Graduates/Los Graduados follows six Latino teens as they struggle with whether or not to stay in school. Latino students have highest high school drop out rate of any racial or ethnic group. [Colorlines] 

• A so-called "Morning-After Pill Brigade" protested five New York pharmacies that limit over-the-counter access to Plan B. [RH Reality Check]  

• Writer Eliot Glenn points out the transphobia of Miss Trunchbull's character in Roald Dahl classic Matilda, which comes across particiularly strong in the stage version of the tale. [Salon]  

Verily promises to be a women's style magazine that does not include any photoshopping of models. [Feminspire] 

• Today is iconic costume designer Edith Head's birthday! That means you have a perfect excuse to look through her decades of amazing costumes. [Christian Science Monitor, Flickr] 

• This collection of vintage Halloween cards includes some gems: a set of spooky cards about the fears of marrying an ugly man. [Sociological Images]  

• And in absolutely horrible Halloween ideas: Dressing up in blackface as Trayvon Martin. Ugh. [Clutch] 

A young white man in a "neighborhood watch" shirt holds his fingers like a gun to the head of a white boy in blackface

What did I miss? Add your links to the comments. 

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

Equally Horrible Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough's Halloween costume as an "Orange is the New Black" character wearing blackface. I won't bother linking because I firmly believe that blackface portrayed by anyone is NOT COOL. EVER. As a photo of her wearing the costume and makeup has gone viral, just do a search with her name in it and you will find it.

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