What We’ve Been Reading

As the severe drought in California continues, Jewish environmental groups push for conservation. [JTA

Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld staged a “feminist rally” runway show in Paris last week. Sesali Bowen at Feministing explains why this was “creative, fun, and thoughtful”: [Feministing] And Meredith Graves ​at The Hairpin explains why this was “possibly the worst political and aesthetic decision”: [The Hairpin

Why are Israel’s Top Models All Blonde? Read about the under-representation of dark-skinned women in Israeli advertising, Ashkenazi/Mizrachi identity politics, and the effort by some to combat ethnic inequality by validating and celebrating Mizrachi ​(Mediterranean) ​beauty and culture through media. [The Sisterhood]