The Quick Consequences of Fast Fashion

A $3 tank top. $8 pants. $10 shoes. 

While these affordable pieces might be trendy right now, the ethical and environmental issues that come with fast fashion are harming communities and natural resources. 

According to Audrey Robbins, a fashion merchandising and apparel design professor at Ball State, fast fashion is three things: mass produced, made quickly and cheaply, and seen as “disposable.” It also often replicates designer apparel. 

Affordable fashion grew in popularity in the 1990s and 2000s, according to Good On You, a company devoted to classifying sustainable fashion brands. Cheap clothing brands were established and online shopping

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50 Black women have been killed by the police since 2015. Most of the officers who shot them didn’t face consequences.

For years, activists and researchers have called out how often people overlook Black women killed by the police in the United States.

“Violence towards Black girls and women has always received far too little
coverage, leaving the loved ones of countless victims of state-sanctioned
murder without justice,” said Arisha Hatch, the vice president and chief
of campaigns at Color Of Change, a nonprofit civil-rights group.

From February 2015 to March 2021, the police shot and killed at least 50
Black women, identified in police reports and by news outlets. The true
number might be higher. Several of these women had

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The Deadly Consequences of Hypersexualizing Asian Women

It makes me nervous to write this. I’m a science writer, after all. I rely on data and interviews with researchers. I’m no expert on race, gender and social issues, but—like many other Asian American women these last few weeks since a gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area on March 16—I suddenly found myself as an educator of sorts, a designated spokeswoman for the Asian woman experience in America. I took on this new role partly out of anger and sadness, and partly because I found my voice over the course of replying to texts from well-meaning white

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