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URGENT! Fat Filmmaker Being Harassed by Haters

Lindsey Averill is in the process of co-creating the documentary “Fattitude:  A Body Positive Documentary” which the kickstarter page describes as “A feature-length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice, and then offers an alternative way of thinking.”  She is working to crowdfund the project and has created the Kickstarter and a trailer on YouTube and then, she told me, this happened: 502 more words

Shiloh Marie reblogged this on The Fat Word and commented:

There is a line between trolling and harassment, and this dude pole vaulted so far over it he might have broken a record in the Douchenozzle Olympics.

NYU takes tremendous strides toward sustainability!

New York University is currently ranked the TOP 14TH U.S. SCHOOL for bottle reduction! Help NYU win free water stations by texting I <3 tap to 69866. 52 more words

Book Review: Portfolios of the Poor

Portfolios of the Poor:  How the World’s Poor Live On $2 A Day, By Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven, Princeton University Press, 2009, 283 pages. 1,359 more words

Book Review

Who Watches the NYPD? Surveillance of American Muslims

On April 15, 2014, the NYPD disbanded its Demographics Unit, which spied on countless innocent American Muslims despite failing to generate leads. Since The Associated Press published documents describing the program in 2011, civil rights groups including the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund had advocated for the closing of this unit through a combination of legal work, public campaigns, and reports on the negative impacts of the surveillance program on throughout the East Coast. 23 more words

Civil Rights

New stories, different heroes: what Art of Disruption is about

“The bottom line is that we badly need some new stories. We need stories that have different kinds of heroes – and we need heroes willing to take different kinds of risks.

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Flourishing

Majorité Opprimée

A rather depressing French film.

A commentary on society.

Human Rights

The Queer Identity You've Never Heard About -- TransGod

Greg Brown is a 21 year old student living with his two roommates and his cat. He bikes to work, loves pizza and plays first person shooter games. 422 more words

Social Justice