Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Friday link roundup 5/12

Starting today, the U.S. Department of the Interior is holding a public comment period for the national monuments under review. This link includes a list of the monuments and directions on where to voice your opinion.

On the feminist legacy of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitter’s Club series.

On people with disabilities telling their truth. Includes commentary on media coverage and health care.

A nonprofit youth dance company has a residency at the San Diego airport.

Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live this week.

 

Friday link roundup 4/21

Netflix has released a series called 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by the same name. While I’ve read plot synopses, I’ve never read or watched either one (my choice). The story is centers around a teenager who dies by suicide and the tapes she leaves behind to describe what (and who) contributed to her decision. I’m sharing articles about the series because the show addresses sensitive topics, and I think raising mental health and suicide awareness is important — and it’s also important to make an informed decision on whether to watch the show (or things to consider if you do). So, trigger warning in these articles for mentions and discussions of suicide, rape, and sexual harassment and assault.  A guide to the series for parents and teachers.  First-person articles from people who have watched it: Why I Wish I Didn’t Watch ’13 Reasons Why.’  4 Important Lessons From ’13 Reasons Why.’  About the show’s visual choices and using teen iconography.  From someone who lost a friend as a teen: 13 Reasons Why Tells a Captivating Story, but Not My Story.  How the show’s promise to raise teen mental health awareness backfired.  On how the show addresses rape culture.

Have some nostalgia with a show that depicts the background of an infamous fictional thief: A future Netflix release that might excite people who grew up in the ’90s: Carmen Sandiego! I don’t know how many hours I spent playing “Where in the World…” then “Where in Time…” on my computer, in addition to watching the PBS game show. I think I also watched the cartoon series a few times, too.

Creative Action Network: A global community of artist and designers making art with purpose. Plus, you can submit your own art that follow the different sayings and themes!

Live updates of the March for Science from all around the world.

There’s a theory that there are four types of introversion.

A few reactions to Starbucks’ limited-time-only Unicorn Frappuccino. What I’ve heard from people I know: “It’s sweet,” and “I’m not sure about this…”

Friday link roundup 3/10

Iceland becomes the first country to make equal pay mandatory.

Slovenia adds the right to drinkable water to their constitution.

An Iranian playwright wrote a play about the refugee detention centers in Australia.

At five years old, a girl from Oklahoma becomes the youngest person to qualify for the National Spelling Bee.

A bookstore decided to demonstrate how sexism affects the publishing industry by flipping books written by men around. The result is eye-opening.

On the Native Nations Rise march for indigenous rights.

Photos and commentary from “A Day without A Woman”/International Women’s Day throughout the United States.

Friday link roundup 2/17

A 12-year-old is publishing an activism guide for children and teens.

Finland is in the process of implementing changes in their educational system, which will result in interdisciplinary classes and an elimination of school subjects for students ages 16 and up.

On yesterday’s “Day Without Immigrants” strike/protests.

Explore the digital archive of radical and activist posters.

What famous novels look like stripped of everything but punctuation.

Watch baby sloths have a conversation.

Friday link roundup 1/27

In terms of activism, this article from Everyday Feminism explains why marching isn’t the only way.

Making history:  Museums from all around the world have been collecting signs from the women’s marches.

Have an opinion about an issue, and have difficulty with the idea of calling your senators and representatives? This post gives tips for people with social anxiety. I personally think it could be helpful for anyone who might need to reserve energy for these types of things.

Want to write a letter to Congress? This site gives tips on how to write an effective letter so that your voice is more likely to be heard.

How to Stay Outraged without Losing Your Mind: this post gives some good tips on how to stay aware and active under the current political climate without burning out. Self-care and occasionally unplugging are part of this, too.

A study shows that girls as young as six may already have gendered beliefs about intelligence.

Thanks to recent rain and show, California’s drought is finally coming to an end.

Friday link roundup 1/20

A study found that women only said 26% of the words in the biggest movies in 2016.

Thousands will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow for the Women’s March on Washington. Here are ideas on how to support the movement from home.

The Woman’s March has gone global; here is an article about the rallies in Scandinavia.

After posting yesterday, I was happy to see this article: For people who might not have the physical ability or stamina to join Saturday’s marches and rallies, activists created the Disability March so participants can participate virtually.  On this website, people can post their pictures and share why they’re marching.

Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership is a regular podcast on women, leadership, creativity, and more.

Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie is being recognized for her dedication to protecting Indigenous communities and intellectual property.

Friday link roundup 12/2

Next week, I’ll be doing a special holiday-themed Friday link roundup. This is an open call to send me your links for holiday-related posts, gift guides, tips, news, and more. You can contact me through the form here.

Also, I’m considering doing at least one link roundup with a specific theme each month, so if you have ideas for future ones, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks!

In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

What does embodiment mean to you? 20 yogis and dancers describe what embodiment means to them.

One way to counter-protest a rally: dress up as clowns.

The FDA has given the green light to continue a trial of using a “party drug” as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

An update on the wildfire in Tennessee.

A study finds that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is up 29% from last year.

Close to 2,000 veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as “human shields” for water protectors.

Research before reacting: A video on the importance of fact-checking information shared on social media.

Spotify has just released an ad campaign with billboards and posters that include commentary on people’s music listening habits.  One example to show you the quirky humor of these ads: “Dear person who made a playlist called ‘One Night Stand with Jeb Bush like He’s a Bond Girl in a European Casino,’ we have so many questions. Thanks, 2016, it’s been weird.”