On Sunday, 400,000 people lined up along the west side of Central Park. They came from New York and Wisconsin and Canada and the Republic of Georgia. They had hand-drawn signs on cereal boxes and mass produced posters advocating divestment from fossil fuels. They had stilts, umbrellas, macaws, ukuleles, stickers, pins, and whistles. In the end, so many people showed up and clogged the march route that the crowd had to be dispersed via text message at 5PM, long before most had reached the designated endpoint. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Dec 04, 2013
Oh look, it’s Agent Dana Scully of the X-Files carrying a wounded alien! This photograph of a nude Gillian Anderson, adorned with a deceased conger eel, is actually part of Fish Love’s new campaign to end overfishing. The British organization, founded by Nicholas Rohl and Greta Scacchi, released Denis Rouvre’s images of celebrities and dead fish in attempt to raise awareness about deep sea trawling, a practice that continues to fatally damage the ocean floor, killing many creatures in its by-catch. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 23, 2013
Sarah Sophie Flicker is a woman in a league of her own. The lovely lady has done everything from directing feminist and environmentalist PSAs to founding a circus-esque brigade of performance artists and musicians known as The Citizens Band. When she's not being a pioneer in the arts or an innovator in fashion, she's writing for some of our favorite feminist publications like Rookie Magazine and HelloGiggles.
The Women Take Over recently sat down with Flicker, and boy did she have some glorious feminist wisdom to impart. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on May 10, 2013
You can cross someone off your Mother’s Day gift list. A new article decrees our planet’s title of “Mother Earth” as a misnomer, and, even suggests that it’s problematic.
By engendering and personifying Earth as a mother, we’re looking at it as someone who is selfless, who absorbs human abuse, and who will, at the end of the day, solve everything with her wisdom. Essentially we’re comparing the planet Earth to someone so loving and nurturing that they’ll pack you a lunch for your first day of your internship…when you’re 22. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 10, 2013
The Oregon Zoo just posted an adorable video of their two-month-old river otter Molalla learning to swim. Otter keeper Becca VanBeek explains that otters are practically immobile when they're babies, so Mo's mom Tilly has been easing him into the water. Baby Mo was as big as "a handful of jellybeans" (!!!) when he was born, but he's now a 2000-gram pup with "quite the personality."
To honor the first river otter born at Oregon Zoo, Metro is donating money from every visit to help restore the local wetlands where otters live. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Feb 07, 2013
Is it just us, or has porn been getting a lot more awesome over the past few years? With increasingly subversive plots and down-to-earth stars, there's never been less shame in getting down and dirty. Hell, it might even become noble, thanks to the Berlin activists behind Fuck for Forest (via Grist). The group's modus operandi is right there in the name: Fuck for Forest uses the profits of their sexy home videos to buy portions of the increasingly endangered rainforest. Read More