On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we’ve got on our radar today:

• Dallas-area high school students walked out of an assembly on Wednesday and took to Twitter to denounce motivational speaker and rape culture-contributor Justin Lookdaoo using the hashtag #Lookadouche. If you feel passionately, sign this petition to get his next speaking gig cancelled. [New York Magazine, MoveOn]

• Rolling Jubilee is a project set up by Occupy activists to buy people’s personal debt from collectors at extremely discounted prices as a way to raise awareness about the “secondary debt market.” They’ve already bought $15 million in debt for just $400,000. [The Guardian]

• For an inspiring Halloween recap, here are photos of all the cute kids wearing all the feminist costumes you can think of. [A Mighty Girl]

• Writer Aya de Leon takes on flipping the cliche of the “sexy Latina.” [Aya de Leon] 

• A new public health initiative in Spokane, Washington will have government employees call someone’s previous sexual partners to let them know they might have been exposed to an STI, ensuring that the information gets shared. [The XX Factor]

• As ever, graphic representations of racial disparities among prisoners serving life without parole for nonviolent crimes are super depressing. [Feministing]

What’s on your radar? Let us know in the comments.

by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
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Amelia is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York and working in book publishing. She is a Bitch Media Contributing Writer and a former Editorial Intern for Bitch Magazine.

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