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How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 Years VOX
New research, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that Big Sugar -- a topic at Anne of Carversville for years -- may have done more than just advocate for favorable policies. There is reason to believe that for more than 50 years, the sugar industry has distorted scientific research by dictating what questions get asked about sugar. The sugar owners have been particularly focused around sugar’s role in promoting heart disease, but we've written numerous stories about sugar's role in obesity. This is why we oppose fashion designers supporting sugar, and we don't care how many cokes are consumed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The paper published today focuses on a debate that rose up in the 1950s, when the rate of heart disease moved scarily upward in the United States. Scientists began searching for an explanation, and zeroed in on dietary saturated fat as the leading contributor. It appears now that the sugar industry had a heavy hand in the development of a national campaign that targeted saturated fat. Note, that this obsession became a national fat obsession, one that even banished heath-healthy olive oil from kitchen cupboards. As packaged food companies removed fat from products, even more sugar was added for taste appeal.
Doutzen Kroes Leads Knot On My Planet, Igniting Fashion Industry for Elephant Conservation AOC GLAMTRIBALE
Doutzen Kroes has been a voice for elephants and steps up again to lead the Knot On My Planetcampaign. Kroes is deadly serious about the need to put an end to the ivory crisis and elephant extinction -- a passion burning inside her since she first visited Samburu, Kenya.
Ask an Economist: How Can Today's College Stjudents Future-Proof Their Careers? The Economist
Lupita Nyong'o: Finding challenge in playing a mother in Queen of Katwe Toronto Star
The Curious Case of Susan Estrich (Roger Ailes' feminist lawyer) New York Times
In Kenya's Umoja Village, a Sisterhood Preserves the Past, Prepares the Future NBC.com
Black Women Artists Bear Witness In Red Hyperallergic
Angelina Jolie says UN undermined by sexual abuse by peacekeepers The Guardian
Vision for the Future Malibu Times
AOC is deeply touched that the movie about our muse Dan Eldon, is one of only 10 films to receive a gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, opening now. Dan's mom Kathy had become a friend of mine, and Dan's presence, extinguished in live body form on earth when he was stoned to death in 1993 in Mogadishu, is always with me. Read more about Anne and Dan over the years, including his life in Kibera, a mile away from his home in Nairobi.
SelegasCano's Louisiana Pavillion to be reused as a school in Kenya's Kibera slum Dezeen
The current WSJ Magazine has a behind the paywall article on the Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion that is now installed in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa.
Read the history of how this marvelous project came to be at Dezeen.
GLAMTRIBALE supports the Kibera School for Girls with 5% of our revenues and we're happy to share news of this lovely project for the Kibera Hamlets School.
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Natural Wonders in a Renewed Congo WSJ Magazine
After years of civil war that ravaged Eastern Congo, Virugna National Park's team of restorers is bringing peace and a sense of security to the area -- along with hope for its gorilla population.
Related: International nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (LCA) will honor Prince Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Anthony Caere, Head of Virunga's Air Wing. The two men will both receive the prestigious "Albert Schweitzer Award" at its annual gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
This year, LCA's fundraising gala will be centered on the plight of Africa's Virunga National Park and its critically endangered mountain gorilla population.
Emmanuel de Merode, who is married to Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey, the granddaughter of Louis Leakey, was shot by gunmen near Goma in April 2014.
Louise Leakey is the head of the Koobi Fora Research Project in Kenya's Turkana basin and is an assistant professor of anthropology at Long Island's Stony Brook University.
Women's News Features
That Time Feminists Descended on the Miss America Pageant Vogue.com
Forty-eight years ago this week, a few hundred women arrived on the Atlantic City boardwalk and staged the infamous bra-burning protest. (Men were allowed to drive them to the event, but not to participate: “Male chauvinist-reactionaries on this issue had best stay away, nor are male liberals welcome in the demonstrations. But sympathetic men can donate money as well as cars and drivers,” the organizers instructed.)
As it turns out, no underwear was actually burned. A giant trash can was erected on the boardwalk into which were tossed mops, pots, copies of women’s magazines andPlayboy, false eyelashes, high heels, hair rollers, cosmetics, and, of course, girdles, and bras, and there were erroneous reports in the press that this ignominious heap, this hot mess, was set ablaze. But fire or no fire, this group of activists—some with nerves of steel managed to get inside the hall and unfurl a bedsheet from the balcony that read Women’s Liberation before getting thrown out—brought the issue of women’s rights to riveting attention across the country.
Phyllis Schlafly started the war on women. But it will outlive her. VOX
Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-feminist conservative leader who died Monday at the age of 92, is probably most famous for killing public support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA, which would have amended the Constitution to prohibit sex discrimination, seemed like a bipartisan inevitability — until Schlafly started a ruthlessly effective grassroots movement to convince housewives that the ERA would erase all legal differences between men and women, leading to horrors like “homosexual marriage,” unisex bathrooms, or women in combat.
Of course, many of Schlafly’s doomsday scenarios are now a reality to one degree or another — with no help from the ERA, and without collapsing society as a result. But for the women’s rights movement, that doesn’t mean Schlafly failed or that her ideas were inconsequential relics.
Was the ERA's Defeat Really A Loss for Feminism The New York Times
What Phyllis Schlafly Owes Feminism Politico
Phyllis Schlafly, Conservative Leader and Foe of ERA, Dies at 92 New York Times
Gloria Steinem & Amandla Stenberg
We Paired Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem with Amandla Stenberg and This Is What Happened TeenVogue
Gloria, who came to fame in the early ’60s as an enterprising journalist, has blitzed the world for the past half century with her views on gender equality and women’s rights. She doesn’t have patience for Midtown traffic or the geographically challenged, and it’s clear that age hasn’t quelled her independent spirit. When I offer to take her luggage, she looks at me as if I’ve recommended she reserve a burial plot. “No, thank you,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve got it.”
Waiting upstairs in a suite to interview her is Amandla Stenberg, one of the new guards of feminism. Over the course of her 17 short years, Amandla has schooled the Internet on black hair, rejected the gender binary, and costarred in The Hunger Games. She graduated from high school this week—literally—and arrived earlier this morning on a red-eye from Los Angeles. As a makeup and hair team fusses, Amandla diligently reviews notes. “I had to psych myself up to do this,” she admits. “I’ve admired her a long time, but…I have some questions,” referencing the seemingly exclusionary brand of “white feminism” that defined Gloria’s era.
When they finally meet, Amandla is shy, but Gloria breaks the ice when she inquires where Amandla shot her part for Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade. (New Orleans.) As someone turns down the song “Formation,” everyone quiets except Amandla and Gloria, who are still feeling each other out a bit. “I’m going to New York University in the fall,” Amandla proudly tells her counterpart. “Where did you go?” “Smith,” Gloria replies, with a light smile. From there, they launch into a conversation so authentic and personal, it’s hard to believe the two started the day off as strangers.