Tag Archives: Environment

My feminism, my planet

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetI am a feminist and I am an environmentalist. I don’t really appreciate being asked to compromise one to support the other. Yet, this is what the campaign “Ethical Oil” is asking me to do in this new ad. The message they’re passing is simple enough (if you support women’s rights, you must not buy [...]
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Those scary, reproducing brown billions: a primer on population boom alarmism

TweetThe panic is coming, y’all. In the past few weeks, there’s been a resurgence of population boom alarmism and photo journalism of lots of brown folk taking over the planet. All this comes on the heels of revisions to the population projections by the UN Development Program. Which, if one READS them, say that in [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet More Weiner, Less Boehner. The Amazingly Queer Race for Economic Justice is as amazing as it sounds. On the Community site, an extremely moving (albeit upsetting) story told by an incredibly brave young person about his recent experience as the subject of a hate crime. Dillard’s department store is holding a fundraiser for the [...]
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The dignifying power of design

TweetI had the great fortune to go to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly constructed headquarters for GEMS last week. For those who don’t know, GEMS, which stands for Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, is an organization that serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. It was founded [...]
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In praise of Anna Bligh

TweetWhat would Anna Bligh do? That’s the question some Australians have been asking as the flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland becomes one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Bligh is the Premier of Queensland, a position she has held since 2007, a member of the Labor Party, and the country’s [...]
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