#1167 Laura Bates wants Everyday Sexism to stop

Posted on Tumblr with this message: “Headlines that would never be used to describe a man”

Karen was cornered by three drunken men in a train station. Sarah’s work colleagues told her she should be a stripper because she has big boobs. Aoife’s best friend told her family she had news. They assumed she was pregnant,…


#1164 Paper or plastic? The environment wants more from us

Leyla Acaroglu; photo clip from her TED talk

“Paper or plastic?” That was the mantra a few years back, when people were arguing over whether tree- or petroleum-based products were the better environmental sacrifice. In her TED2013 talk, Leyla Acaroglu addresses the environmental complexity of a seemingly simple…