Category: Environment

Food Responsibility

We all know that fast food isn’t the healthiest, but these calorie, fat and sodium counts from popular fast-food restaurants are still really horrifying. More than 10,000 milligrams of sodium in one order of chicken wings? I don’t think I…

More on Fast Fashion

To follow up on my previous post, let’s discuss a few more things about Fast Fashion. Who says women love to shop? It’s obviously not true that every woman everywhere loooooves to shop. Personally, I hate shopping. I think it’s…

Retail: It’s Complicated

You can blame Barbie, Mall Madness, the sexualizing and gendering of kids and their toys, but there’s no denying that women love to shop. Got a date? Buy a new dress. Feeling sad? There’s a sale at the mall. Your…

What I See and What I Don’t

Found via Think Progress, a video of an Associated Press reporter diving in oiled Gulf waters and living to tell the tale. I think that there are some really interesting things going on with this video, and they spark a…

Spill baby spill

Love ’em or hate ’em, the women of Code Pink cannot be ignored. Their latest protest was in Houston, protesting in front of the BP headquarters, demanding accountability and change in U.S. policy toward renewable, sustainable sources of energy. H/T…

Why eco-fashion?

Kate Goldwater explains: I think eco-fashion should be what every designer strives to create and every customer vows to buy. We hear every day that we should reduce, reuse, recycle, turn off lights and unplug appliances, use public transportation and…

TOMORROW: Eco-Friendly Fashion Show

Tomorrow, my dear friend and feminist, eco-friendly fashion designer Kate Goldwater is holding an Earth Week fashion show and clothing swap at her store in the East Village (7th street and 1st ave). It’s free and open to the public.…

Hipsters, Hasidim and a Bike Lane in Brooklyn

I’ve been following this story for a while now, not only because I also live in a gentrifying/gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, but because it’s an interesting clash of liberal ideals — religious tolerance, feminism, environmentalism, skepticism about gentrification. Basically, Williamsburg is…