Topic: Ethics

Is It Ethical For Bloggers To Sell Their Free Gifts?

Is It Ethical For Bloggers To Sell Their Free Gifts?

As bloggers, we get a fair amount of free stuff from companies and the publicists who represent them. This is both common knowledge and common practice in the industry, as it allows writers to see new products and figure out whether or not we should recommend them to readers, as well as giving the businesses a better chance at exposure. So is the idea of us selling those free gifts ethical? More »

Tiny Piglets Take Over The Runway At Toronto Fashion Week

Tiny Piglets Take Over The Runway At Toronto Fashion Week

If there’s three things we love, it’s adorable animals, runway gimmicks and tiny versions of regular things. During Toronto Fashion Week, they collided at the Korhani fashion show as several models came down the runway toting precious micropiglets. Sadly, in addition to being cute, pigs are also extremely intelligent and sensitive, so carrying them down a runway to deafening Soft Cell while hundreds of people cheer is probably the most terrifying thing imaginable for them. Also, the micropig industry is fucked up. So! Here is a slideshow of the Korhani runway accompanied by ominous facts about pig keeping from this government issued pamphlet of Guidance on the Legal Obligations of Pig Keepers. Fun fact: you can’t bury dead ones! More »

Ditch the Habit

Ditch the Habit

  Since there’s been this Ditch the Disposables Challenge we talked about the other day I thought I would share some great replacement options. I used to have a pretty powerful paper towel addiction. It was ugly. It took a serious re-wiring … More »

Drugstore Organics

Drugstore Organics

I really like the idea that products not tested on animals and free of Parabens and synthetics ingredients are becoming so widely available. If it’s better for some, then why shouldn’t it be better for everyone is my question? Everyone should … More »

Worth A Chuckle

Worth A Chuckle

Have you seen those new commercials for High Fructose Corn Syrup? No, I said it right, for, like in favor of HFCS. Here’s the one that I found particularly hilarious. Umm right because far be it from me to actually … More »

BPA: Yay or Nay?

BPA: Yay or Nay?

  So unless you have been living under a rock I’m sure you’ve heard about the BPA controversy that has been swirling aroung for the past couple of years. BPA refers to bisphenol A which is chemical compound that is toxic … More »

Get Naked

Get Naked

Apparently PETA is not the only group that will get naked to titillate passers-by. LUSH employees staged a naked butt-a-thon, my title not theirs, in order to educate the public on the ills of excess packaging in cosmetics and personal … More »

For Women Only

For Women Only

Okay I have something personal to discuss with you. It’s um about…um you know, your special lady time. Aunt Flow, “THE CURSE”, the rag, your menses or whatever you want to call it. I personally find “the rag” to be the … More »