The Fantastic ‘Lion Dog’ + other Weekly Discoveries

Do you know about Spare Rib?, a dog transformed into a lion, the best commercial we’ve ever seen, Mark Ruffalo on feminism, and more…


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The Fantastic ‘Lion Dog’ + other Weekly Discoveries

Spare Rib

One of the most important magazines ever is now searchable and free online. If you don’t know about this magazine, you should. [Read it all at The Guardian]

The Fantastic ‘Lion Dog’ + other Weekly Discoveries

Mark Ruffalo on Feminism

Mark Ruffalo expresses his views on the “I don’t need feminism” campaign. Sort of. [Read it on HelloGiggles]

When most corporations put a ‘pig’ in their TV ad — it’s to convince you to eat animals — or more specifically, their particular brand of artery-clogging bacon-laden fast food. Vodafone New Zealand did the complete opposite. This just might be our favorite commercial ever.
The Fantastic ‘Lion Dog’ + other Weekly Discoveries

Sheryl Sandberg Reflects

Sheryl shares what she’s learned since her husband tragically and unexpectedly died. A thoughtful message. [via the NY Times]

The Fantastic ‘Lion Dog’ + other Weekly Discoveries

A Homeless Dog Found In The Garbage Becomes The Lion He Deserves To Be

An absolutely heartwarming series of photographs. [via Design You Trust]

‘I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.’
-Gloria Vanderbilt

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    Reader Discussion: 35 Comments

    1. Rosie Barela

      The symbolism in the video is great. It made me think on a deeper level and put a smile on my face. In fact, everything about rescuing and protecting animals which are positive does that to me. :3

    2. Leslie Williams

      The ad is cute because she looks at the dude when they reach the free range pork farm and you think to yourself, awwww nooooo don’t send her back there…

    3. Issabell Symon

      Very Impressive article”Mark Ruffalo on feminism”. Great series of articles. These articles blow my mind. Thanks for sharing

    4. Shannon Bradley

      Love the Vodafone ad, but it’s not the original. It was originally done by Vodafone Ireland in the first place. 🙂

    5. Lulia Jan

      Amazing article! Such a lovely ad by “Vodafone”. All articles are amazing very useful information. I found Homeless Dog article very interesting. Lulia

    6. Pasty Clin

      Thanks for sharing about “Spare rib” . Spare rib was an active part of the emerging Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 20th century. I love this article.

    7. Camila Hilhorst

      I gotta say, I LOVE this man. Respect, it is all about respect. Thanks, Mark Ruffalo. And yes, Mark. They are ignorant , and they are “little”. 🙂

    8. Lana Urie

      MarK Ruffalo keeps on impressing the hell out of me! He’s a good guy to bring some history to the defense of feminism. but feminism shouldn’t really need any defense. The only reason it does is because so few people know anything about it.

    9. Merry Robinson

      Wow. The article about Sheryl and the homeless dog hit me so deep I teared up. Thank You!!

    10. Leah Helms

      I was already a fan of Mark Ruffalo but this seals the deal. I’ve seen examples of his activism in the past and respected him greatly for it, but this seals the deal for me – terrific words, and thanks for posting this. 🙂

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