Grace Carr on October 31, 2018
A feminist group tweeted that Halloween, a holiday that celebrates everything scary, spooky and grim, isn’t necessary anymore because reality is already frightening.
The status of police violence, the wage gap, abortion access and sexual violence are among the issues that present a “scary” reality, according to a flyer tweeted by the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Feminist Majority “advocates for women’s social, political, economic equality around the world,” its Twitter bio states.
The group tweeted a myriad of other posts with the #ScaryStats tag Wednesday.
North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp won her 2012 election by only 3,000 votes, thanks in large part to Native Americans. That’s why North Dakota’s state government is trying every TRICK in the book to disenfranchise Native voters. #ScaryStats http://bit.ly/2J8Zg7Y
53,000 voter registration applications have been put on hold in Georgia. 70% of them belong to African Americans
Voter turnout in the Afghan parliament elections was higher than in the last US midterm elections, despite the fact that Afghan voters faced serious threats of violence from the Taliban & ISIS #ScaryStats
Take pride in our democracy & DO BETTER!http://bit.ly/2O9oYdd
Strict voter I.D. laws could disenfranchise more than 75,000 #trans voters. This means transgender people who are under attack are denied ability to impact representation in systems impacting their lives! Check out: http://www.queerthevote.org/ . #voterID #scarystats #QueerTheVote
Feminist Majority’s Halloween tweets come after a number of organizations determined that traditional Halloween costumes are inappropriate for various reasons.
CNN reminded readers Wednesday to adhere to a 2016 flowchart advising them on which Halloween costumes are and aren’t appropriate.
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White apologized for dressing as “Simple Jack” from the movie “Tropic Thunder” after critics claimed he acted inappropriately by depicting a mentally disabled character.
Megyn Kelly, who formerly hosted her own show, saw her time at NBC News end after making comments about people dressing up in blackface.
The Feminist Majority did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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