Round-Up: Nov. 5, 2015
- Halloween is over but if you felt your costume this year was lacking, file this Ms. article on feminist Halloween costume ideas and The Closet Feminist’s Halloween costume wish list for 2016.
- The Ontario government recently moved to restrict carding – the police practice of stopping civilians (often people of colour) who are not suspected of a crime, and documenting their information. But Desmond Cole at the Toronto Star writes that restricting carding won’t be enough to force police to treat people of colour decently.
- When women athletes speak up online, they often experience intense harassment, including rape threats. Jamilah King explores the issue at Mic.
- If you’re a feminist, chances are you’ve faced a difficult argument in your time. Whitney Wager at Shameless gives tips on how to win difficult arguments, as well as how to decide when it’s best not to engage.
- On the importance of comprehensive sex ed, even in faith communities, Amber at The F Bomb reflects on her own experience in fifth grade.
- Miriam Zoila Pérez at Colorlines profiles a Washington, D.C. organization that is teaching people of colour and trans and queer people to use comedy to change the world.
- Five Toronto trans people share their stories at Toronto Life, including their successes and continuing struggle for equality.
- Read Latoya Peterson at Colorlines on why she’s still on the fence about seeing the movie Suffragette, due to the story’s erasure of women of colour from the history.