If you’d convinced yourself that nobody with a brain and a conscience would compare arbitrary crap to slavery in 2014, we regret to inform you that insensitive morons still walk freely among us. More
“Are you sure this gon’ work, Ms. Harriet?,” the slave asks Tubman.
“This our only chance to getting freedoms,” she replies.
In other news, I give up. More
It would be different if Aqeel were an anonymous photographer or artist of some sort who wasn’t trying to sell any product, but this isn’t the case. Aamna Aqeel is a designer, and ‘Be My Slave’ is an advertisement with a pretty model and pretty clothes and a very, very ugly message. More
This month’s Popular Science features a website, Slavery Footprint, which allows you to calculate just how many “slaves” work for you—slave meaning someone who makes the items you own, usually under horrid circumstances. The site calculates an assortment of variables: clothing owned, food eaten and sourced, gadgets owned, jewelry worn, etc. The website even asks your gender and race, though it specifies that these variables have no effect on your score. It’s actually really enlightening—and scary. More
Meet the Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs,” a collaboration between downtown designer Jeremy Scott (well known for his colorful, eccentric collaborations) and Adidas, obviously. They’re pretty much just Adidas’ classic Roundhouse style, updated with some funky, bright Jeremy Scott-y colors and, uh, Velcro ankle shackles. They’re scheduled to hit stores in August, but it’s possible public outcry might change that. More