There’s a moving obituary for Gill Howie in The Guardian here.
“Commercials that sexualize women are nothing new, but the Miss Representation organization now offers a forum for people to call out the worst offenders. Just this week, a sneak peek of Heidi Klum’s sexy Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s ad showed her seducing a young man with a burger in a Mrs. Robinson-like role. It’s this type of commercial that may find itself targeted on Miss Representation’s #NotBuyingIt app, which is demoed in the video above. After using the hashtag #NotBuyingIt on Twitter to reject sexist ads, the organization behind the Miss Representation documentary has created an app to centralize all those complaints in one place. With a funding campaign in process, the app would allow users to upload sexist media, connect with supporters, and call out specific companies.”
Read more here.
Want more room in the road when you’re riding your bike? Here’s an easy way: Have drivers think that you’re a woman. Research shows drivers give more room to women on bikes when passing. Read about it at Fit, Feminist, and (Almost) Fifty, http://wp.me/p2H8o1-Uu
A case is going to tribunal. (Thanks, N!)