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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the feminist news on my radar today:

• President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to chair the Fed—a move that's certain to lead to a showdown. Some folks are bracing for the irritating reports that Obama has appointed her just for the sake of diversity? [The Atlantic, Shakesville] 

• Kuwait says it plans to detect LGBT people at the border with a medical test and keep them from entering the country. Uh... what? [Advocate] 

• A new book argues that America's paranoia about terrorism is a parallel of the War on Drugs. [AlterNet] 

• Autostraddle talks with peformer Khaela Maricich of beloved band The Blow. [Autostraddle] 

* The New York chapter of the National Organization of Women is holding a discussion October 22 about what "solidarity" within the feminist movement means for women of color. [NOW via Maureen Jahmed

Dissent has a hilarious/awful article dissecting the work of a Pick Up Artist who utterly failed to pick up any women in Denmark. [Dissent] 

• A new satirical poster from the National Congress of American Indians makes a clear point about how "Redskin" mascots have got to go. [Political Blind Spot] 

A sign showing three baseball hats: "The New York Jews" "The San Francisco Chinamen" "The Cleveland Indians"

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Unfortunately, it's not just

Unfortunately, it's not just Kuwait that's planning to use this "test" to bar LGBT people, it's all the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. This has already created alarm about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (

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