Cleaning up wastewater from coffee processing not only prevents water pollution, but also creates biogas that would otherwise be emitted as methane The post Coffee Processing Wastewater: a Great Source of Energy appeared first on Sustainablog.
Last week, our very own Chloe Angyal took Taylor Swift to task over her new video, which features women of color twerking. She argues that these Black and brown twerkers are used as props in the video to highlight Taylor’s whiteness. She explains: “There’s lots I could say about this video, but I want to [...]
In another blog post describing what pro-lifers have always said about abortion- that it wasn’t for penniless teens who had been raped, but abortion on demand was just that- abortion on demand for the rich as well. A blogger named Pippa, who says that she serves as a Youth Representative to the UN for The […]
The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism] Charles Belk, a black film producer "who was in Beverly Hills to attend a pre-Emmy party Friday night, was handcuffed and detained for about six hours before authorities investigating...Show More Summary
How Miya's Sushi is building a better food system.
A woman in Utah apparently didn’t know she was pregnant and, upon giving birth, threw her newborn baby in the trash — saying doing so would “solve her problems.” The baby is now clinging to life. Alicia Marie Englert, 24, gave birth to the baby on Sunday or Monday and the baby received no medical […]
Women of Color In Legal Education Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law, has published Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence in the Federal Lawyer (July 2014). Here is the abstract. Female law professors of color have become the canaries … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
A few years after Indiana tried to charge Bei Bei Shuai with feticide after she attempted suicide, the state is now going after another woman for the crime. Purvi Patel went to the ER with vaginal bleeding after delivering a fetus at home. Initially, prosecutors charged Patel with “felony neglect,” claiming the fetus was born alive and [...]
Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a child who had Down Syndrome. Pro-life people as well as parents of Down Syndrome (DS) children were outraged and […]
After having spent the summer watching a lot of TV, I want to talk about women in refrigerators. First, a brief explanation for those who are unfamiliar with the term “women in refrigerators“: the phrase originates from an incident in...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Racism; guns; police brutality.]Earlier this month, I wrote about John Crawford, the 22-year-old black man in Ohio who was killed by police in a Walmart after another customer called 911 to report a man waving an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, even though Crawford was actually holding a BB/pellet rifle which is sold at the store. Show More Summary
Now we’ve done it. Pro-life critics of the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge, which tacitly supports embryonic stem-cell research, have drawn the ire of Amanda Marcotte. At Slate, the notorious anti-life zealot accuses pro-life leaders...Show More Summary
Jean S writes (transferred from a comment with the addition of a few headings): A question for the experts: is it known who wrote and who were used as experts in the EPA documents? If not, is that information considered public (i.e., obtainable under FOIA or similar)? The reason I ask is that I get […]
In the spirit of our Books! thread yesterday: What video games are you currently playing? Anything you've played recently that you'd recommend?
As commenter Christina noted on Facebook (a line I stole on Twitter), “Let’s make abortion the central theme of a comedy, then pretend we’re not trivializing it and trying to make it funny.” But that’s exactly what the star of a romantic comedy about abortion is trying to say. Show More Summary
I couldn’t wait until tomorrow and make it a Thank You Thursday. I am full to bursting with gratitude, and it could cause me serious bodily harm if I were to keep it in for an extra day just for the sake of alliteration. More than four years ago, at the 2010 Feministing annual retreat [...]
I have written a number of times about the procedure used to attribute recent climate change (here in 2010, in 2012 (about the AR4 statement), and again in 2013 after AR5 was released). For people who want a summary of what the attribution problem is, how we think about the human contributions and why the […]
It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff. Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia death of an elderly woman who sought euthanasia because she did not want to live in a nursing home. The report said that she […]
[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; white supremacy; lynching.]Here is some difficult but important recommended reading that sets what happened, and what is ongoing, in Ferguson in context, both currently and historically:Jelani...Show More Summary