Sunday links, 3/4/13

Finally, here are this week’s links. And a bunch of baby goats playing Hop on Pop with a dog!

Fa(t)shion
-Fabulous hat porn!
18 fashion rules from Beth Ditto.
New African fashion: a refreshing look at the vast array of gorgeous fashion coming out of Africa.
-I love these photos from a runway show for a body-positive bra line.
-The “I’m fat, let’s party” shirt I’ve been eyeing forever is back in stock! I so need to get my hands on one.
-Through Offbeat Bride, I found out about the Wardrobe Shop, which has the most amazing vintage-style dresses ever–and many of them come in plus sizes.

Climate Justice and Sustainability
-A really important and interesting piece on the future of the movement: Three tactics for a stronger climate movement. I especially like this idea: “Imagine if, when blockading a pipeline construction site, radicals invited the whole community to a festival on the site? Instead of a few people locking down, what if the community barricaded the area and held a dance party or a carnival, reclaiming it as a community space for direct democracy, food growing, and celebration?”
-For my fellow Massachusettians: why the MA Democratic Senate primary is, unexpectedly, one of the hottest fronts in the planet’s biggest battle.
Fourth-graders crowdfund their own solar-powered classroom. And they’re not the only ones using crowdfunding for clean energy.
What steam ships and the landline can tell us about the decline of the private car.
Victory at hand for the climate movement? I sure hope so.

Everything Else
What’s wrong with the term “person of color”…or at least how it’s used.
-If you can, donate to help the amazing queer activist and all-around badass Kate Bornstein stay alive.
“It isn’t rocket science”: Tin House and Granta editors on how to run a publication that isn’t sexist.
All work and no pay: the great speedup. This is the kind of shit that just makes me angry and I don’t know what to do about it…
This piece is beautiful. It’s about surviving the breakup of a long-term relationship, but applies to so many other situations as well.
The revolution will not be polite: the issue of nice vs. good.
-The Hello Etsy conference that happened this weekend sounds amazing. I wish I had found out about it earlier so I could have tried to make it!

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2 thoughts on “Sunday links, 3/4/13

  1. From the Steamship and Landline article:

    “We’re probably closer to the end of the automobility era than we are to its beginning,” says Maurie Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

    Man, I hope that’s true! Not just for the climate, and pollution, but it would also make things a lot easier for me and other folks whose disability prevents them from driving if you didn’t have to drive everywhere outside a big, dense city.

    My spellchecker does not think “automobility” is a word.

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