In the Atlantic, Emma Green reports on the past and present of The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Understanding. Green finds tenuous links to Anne Frank’s family and notes that the organization “disbanded its board of advisers comprised of Holocaust experts.” And here’s what she concludes:
“In goop Health”, a day of wellness in Los Angeles organized by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website, is only happening on June 10th. I’m already eagerly awaiting the women’s magazine treatment that events of that nature inevitably inspire: The event will be ridiculous. But tempting. Pseudoscientific but aesthetically compelling.
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Josh Nathan-Kazis reported that Zara stopped selling a skirt that looked, to some, to have a “Pepe” frog design, a symbol of the white supremacist so-called “alt-right.” It’s a shredded denim miniskirt with cartoon patches. The world will probably be OK in its absence. How Pepe-like was this frog? Judge for yourself:
Hashtag activism continues apace. There’s #ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear, where women writers on Twitter are sharing patronizing responses they will, on occasion, receive. Then there’s #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear, a collection of tweets recalling sexist remarks framed in religious terms.