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at Salon create’s The Smithers Test: “Does a gay television character serve a purpose other than engaging with outdated stereotypes?”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]
Post anything we missed in the comments.