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On Our Radar: October 24th
• Certified genius Claudia Rankine is creating the Racial Imaginary Institute—an interdisciplinary arts and cultural laboratory for the dismantling of white dominance. [The Los Angeles Times]
• Why don’t we like real “unlikable” women? [The Establishment]
• Anita Sarkeesian on Bob’s Burgers, Feminist Frequency, and safe geek spaces. [The Mary Sue]
• What the “Let states decide” rhetoric on abortion rights really means. [Rewire]
• Eric Trump posed with a woman wearing a shirt that said “Latina contra Trump,” probably because he didn’t know what it meant. “Y’all played yourselves,” she wisely noted. [Jezebel]
• Wonder Woman was announced as a UN ambassador and lots of people are upset about it. [The Guardian]
Here’s what we published yesterday at Bitch!
• For Backtalk this week we have a true Halloween horror show, featuring the horrors of Donald Trump and recommendations from our readers for feminist-friendly horror films to watch.
• In this BitchTape: Revisit old musical favorites and discover new ones on our new Spotify account!
• The most egregious moment of this week’s debate? Trump’s incendiary ideas about abortion.
• The original Rocky Horror Picture Show doesn’t seem to draw a line between queerness and sexual aggression, leaving a dark legacy for the series.