On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our feminist radar today. 

• Three 6 year old girls in California started their own skateboarding group: Pink Helmet Posse. The girls write on their website, “We know it can be intimidating, but we’re here to show you that skateboarding is not just for boys.” Awesome! [Huffington Post]

• Even though Michelle Obama seems like she has good intentions, her plan to appear on “The Biggest Loser” for the second time this Novemember is not okay. [Shakesville] 

• New research shows that TV shows with racially diverse casts and writing teams are more successful than racially homogenous shows. [Autostraddle] 

• Daniel D’addario at Salon create’s The Smithers Test: “Does a gay television character serve a purpose other than engaging with outdated stereotypes?” [Salon] 

• NPR chronicles the history of Rocky Horror Picture Show and it’s relationship to body positivity. [NPR] 

• Buzzfeed asks a group of female cosplayers: what’s the creepiest thing someone has ever said to you in costume? Their answers are telling. [Buzzfeed] 

A cosplayer team dressed up as Thor and Jane Foster hold a sign that says, "Girl you all kinds of fine. Thor, you're a lucky dude."

Harley Quinn holding a sign that reads, "With that creamy skin, I bet you'd taste like a vanilla cupcake."

Post anything we missed in the comments. 

by Hannah Strom
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Is that Christina Applegate

Is that Christina Applegate in Picture #2?

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