Posts Tagged Environmental justice

Guest post: consciously clothed

This guest post on fashion, among other things, comes to us from Jessi Arrington, a designer, creative philanthropist, and as our mutual friend Chris described her, an “outfit scientist.” Her full bio is after the jump.

Raise your hand if you think what you wear matters! I’d like to make the case that it does, and perhaps in ways we’re not really paying attention to.

We can probably all agree that what we put on our bodies on a daily basis impacts the way we perceive each other and ourselves. (Deny this if you like, but listen to Courtney Martin tell the story of how she realized feminism might be for her before you dismiss the idea.) What is ...

This guest post on fashion, among other things, comes to us from Jessi Arrington, a designer, creative philanthropist, and as our mutual friend Chris described her, an “outfit scientist.” Her full bio is after the ...

Chevron ordered to pay $17 billion in damages for pollution in Ecuadorian Amazon

An Ecuadorian court has ordered Chevron to pay $17 billion in damages as restitution for heinous pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon over the last thirty years. Chevron, unsurprisingly, has already stated it will not pay.

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now have the full story.

You can see a transcript here.

An Ecuadorian court has ordered Chevron to pay $17 billion in damages as restitution for heinous pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon over the last thirty years. Chevron, unsurprisingly, has already stated it will not pay.

Amy Goodman ...

Chevron ordered to pay $17 billion in damages for pollution in Ecuadorian Amazon

An Ecuadorian court has ordered Chevron to pay $17 billion in damages as restitution for heinous pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon over the last thirty years. Chevron, unsurprisingly, has already stated it will not pay.

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now have the full story.

You can see a transcript here.

An Ecuadorian court has ordered Chevron to pay $17 billion in damages as restitution for heinous pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon over the last thirty years. Chevron, unsurprisingly, has already stated it will not pay.

Amy Goodman ...

Do It Anyway

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, called Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.

In it, I profile eight diverse people 35 and under–from a 7th grade teacher in the Bronx, to a social issues filmmaker, to a radical philanthropist living in Philly, to a famous actor and advocate who has traveled from a squat in the Lower East Side to the most elite spaces of Hollywood. I’m advocating abandoning the empty “save the world” rhetoric that so many of us were raised on and getting real about ...

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, ...

Do It Anyway

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, called Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.

In it, I profile eight diverse people 35 and under–from a 7th grade teacher in the Bronx, to a social issues filmmaker, to a radical philanthropist living in Philly, to a famous actor and advocate who has traveled from a squat in the Lower East Side to the most elite spaces of Hollywood. I’m advocating abandoning the empty “save the world” rhetoric that so many of us were raised on and getting real about ...

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, ...

Do It Anyway

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, called Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.

In it, I profile eight diverse people 35 and under–from a 7th grade teacher in the Bronx, to a social issues filmmaker, to a radical philanthropist living in Philly, to a famous actor and advocate who has traveled from a squat in the Lower East Side to the most elite spaces of Hollywood. I’m advocating abandoning the empty “save the world” rhetoric that so many of us were raised on and getting real about ...

I’m usually a bit reticent about seeming too self-promotional, but in this case, I’m confident that everyone in the Feministing community deserves to know about the work of the activists in my new book, just released today, ...

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Early Puberty is a Justice Issue

Last week, it was widely reported that American girls of this generation are starting puberty earlier than their counterparts in the early 90’s. There have been a variety of articles about this, mostly framed around the increase of young white girls who are reaching puberty as early as age 7. However, the disparate rates for young Black and Latina girls have always reflected a serious public health issue.

Based on the aforementioned study conducted in the mid-2000’s but recently published in the journal “Pediatrics,” more than 10%  of white 7-year-old girls had reached a stage of breast development marking the start of puberty, compared to just 5 percent in a similar study conducted in the early 1990s. It ...

Last week, it was widely reported that American girls of this generation are starting puberty earlier than their counterparts in the early 90’s. There have been a variety of articles about this, mostly framed ...

Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

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