On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It's Monday! Here's all the news we're reading: 

• More and more cities across the country are recognizing the problems with Columbus Day and are instead celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on October 12. Nine cities (including Albuquerque, Portland, St. Paul, and  Olympia) now officially celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. [USA Today] 

• Also, the grand marshal of this year's Columbus Day Parade in New York has a very shady history in the financial industry. [Indian Country Today] 

• Speaking of the rights of indigenous people, California officially became the first state to ban the slur “Redskin” from being used for public school team names or mascots. [LA Times] 

• The University of Washington is suing the CIA on behalf of people in El Salvador who were hurt by the US-backed military campaign there in the 1980s. [The Stranger] 

• Writer Tina Vasquez spells out the ways that our immigration system hurts survivors of domestic abuse. [Al Jazeera] 

• As long as there's been inequality, women have protested. Here's a list of 10 direct actions by women that changed the world. [Guardian] 

• Badass young women with disabilities created a sexual health guide. Nice! [Feministing] 

What did I miss? Add what you're reading to the comments. 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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