The Friday 5: Statement-Making Edition

The most well-said stories of the week at EcoSalon.

Sometimes body language can say so much more than words. Here’s one artist who sculpts figures that speak volumes.

Sunday is Women’s Equality Day. It’s also International GoTopless Day – misguided and irrelevant?

SAMSARA- 5 years in the making, across 5 continents and 25 countries – is shaping up to be an incredible piece of film-making, and a statement about the unchanging cycle of life that underpins our conflicted, turbulent world. Watch the trailer and see an interview with its writer-producer here.

Contrary to promises by its President a year ago, Iran is now selectively barring women from University degree courses – and one Nobel laureate human rights campaigner is demanding the U.N. investigates.

Finally, we talk to Elizabeth L. Cline about her book Overdressed, an investigation into the appallingly high cost of cheap fashion. What’s the answer for the industry and the consumers supporting it?

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.