Sunday links, 4/5/15

This Belgian waffle with dark chocolate and strawberries was so good, it was pretty much life-changing.

This Belgian waffle with dark chocolate and strawberries was so good, it was pretty much life-changing.

First boi in: dressing queer in the corporate world.
Rebel Wilson says she’s a reluctant plus size fashion icon–and here’s why that makes sense.
Gemma Correll’s cartoons are wonderful, especially the one about trends men hate.
Inspired by art herstory: Mandy Greer.
-I’m madly in love with these rose gold spiked sneakers with light pink rosette-covered platforms.
Lily Allen’s pink velvet coat and ultra-sparkly dress = awesome.
Lela Rose’s designs for Lane Bryant are lovely and springy.
7 stores for plus size swimwear.
Hayley Williams of Paramore = girly-punk style inspiration forever.
Why are women’s clothing sizes so weird?
5 fat fashion failures.

Fat Acceptance
Where are all the fat zombies?
Fat man dancing and misogyny.
Say Something Sunday: say something nice edition.
-I was disappointed to find out that Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show, has made sizeist, sexist, and anti-Semitic tweets. As one of my acquaintances, a fellow fat Jewish woman, commented on Facebook: “He literally is disgusted by everything about me.
Living Superfat is a Facebook group where larger fat people can come together for support and community.

trees, path, and puddle in a park

Climate and Sustainability
-In great divestment news, not only has Syracuse University divested its $1.18 billion endowment from fossil fuels, but the Guardian has divested its £800 million investment fund.
Climate change: at last a breakthrough to our catastrophic political impasse?
The Anthropocene myth: blaming all of humanity for climate change lets capitalism off the hook.
This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof.
-Tim DeChristopher: “As people of faith, we are called to be the rock of the climate justice movement, the solid rock of hope that remains strong on the darkest days.”
Jonathan Franzen is confused about climate change, but then lots of people are.
Harvard is historically resistant to progress. With climate change, we can’t wait.
-I’m currently reading Fire and Ice, which is about both the effect of black carbon around the world and a small village in northwestern India dealing with drought, and I highly recommend it.
A poem about climate change from British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Jobs and the Economy
The fight for $15 is the fight for a livable planet.
Support Feministing’s work: a message from Maya.
This “raging granny” crashed a Wall Street dinner to demand answers.
Call for submissions: debt, power, and life after loans.
How working less can help prevent climate catastrophe and promote women’s equality.

I never got around to posting this picture from a few weeks ago--someone made snow sculptures of Elsa and Olaf on the Boston Common!

I never got around to posting this picture from a few weeks ago–someone made snow sculptures of Elsa and Olaf on the Boston Common!

Everything Else
How to participate in the movement when you’re in a funk.
-Feministing interviews Heather McGhee, the president of an organization working toward a more democratic political and economic system in the US.
-This is horrifying: Israel killed more Palestinians in 2014 than it did in any year since 1967. As Rebecca Vilkomerson, the president of Jewish Voice for Peace, points out, the country will only change its horrific behavior if outsiders force it to.
Selective history: Missouri museum censors Ferguson-Ayotzinapa-Palestine solidarity event.
I’m sick of travel writers who insist that anyone can afford to travel.
Talking to Meghan Daum about selfishness, being childless by choice.
On visibility and my choice to live as an out trans woman.
-Ohmygosh, a tiny pig wearing a unicorn costume!
-Other adorable critters: these baby fennec foxes, and Cadbury the black lab puppy.
Artist paints ocean stones with thousands of tiny dots to create colorful mandalas.
-These movie-inspired cupcakes made by a DreamWorks animator are amazing.
-I want to live in this rainbow honeycomb building.


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