A little reading to go with your morning (or mid-day) coffee. Drop your own links in the comments and don’t forget to take a little time to read and learn today
- Michelle Obama has definitely gotten young designers noticed but some are question whether or not the attention translates into profits: “The first lady’s sartorial tastes have been scrutinized, admired and highly publicized. Entire Web sites have been formed devoted to what she chooses to put on her body at any given moment. (“Michelle Brings Back the Brooch at the National Science Bowl,” trumpeted one recent headline.) Because of her, designers barely known outside the fashion beltway like Jason Wu have become known to the masses. But whether Mrs. Obama’s patronage translates into higher sales for the designers she wears regularly is still in question.” Read It – New York Times
- This report by The Columbus Dispatch (via Mother Jones) gives the background on a case soon to come before the Supreme Court: While serving a one year term in a women’s prison, Michelle Ortiz reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male guard. According to the report: “When Ortiz reported the first assault to prison official Paula Jordan, she told the inmate that the male guard was being transferred from the facility and “just a dirty old man.” That very evening, the male guard assaulted her again.
Rebecca Bright, another prison official who launched an investigation, ordered Ortiz placed in solitary confinement, where she was handcuffed. Bright reportedly argued that Ortiz was talking about the incident with other inmates.” Read It – The Columbus Dispatch