Road workers in a small New Zealand town got their wish granted when a woman stripped saying she was fed up with their wolf-whistles.She has some impressive balls/ovaries. Check out the rest of the Reuters story here.
The Israeli tourist was about to use an ATM in the main street of Kerikeri, in the far north of the country, when the men whistled, the New Zealand Press Association reported.
She calmly stripped off, used the cash machine, before getting dressed and walking away...
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Take, for example, Question 6 on the University of Pennsylvania supplement accessed through the Common Application Web site: “As the Admissions staff reads your folder, it is always gratifying for us to be able to match an application with tthe face of someone who we may have met during the year. To this end, please attach a recent photograph.”Read the entire article here.
One of my students chose to answer Penn’s essay question about risk-taking by copyediting the text in red font and writing:
Dear Admissions Committee,
…I want you to know that I do not hold it against your fine university that such silly typos found their way into the final application sent out to applicants worldwide. It happens. You’re only human. And so am I. So to balance things off, please simply bump up my Writing score on the SAT a mere 50 points. We’ll call it even.
He did not get in. But Penn has since corrected the “tthe” — though the “who/whom” problem remains.
Hamilton College emphasizes the importance of writing skills, but its Common Application online supplement stumbles in asking for a graded writing sample: “Describe the assigment in the space below and attached a photocopy of the oringinal.” A few lines down: “The Admission Committee's policy is to select the tetsting options that will serve you best...”
Monday, May 5, 2008
(Update: There is a rumor that the 1989 trailer is fan-made to look like the new one. Any thoughts?)
"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .
A few insights on why gender stereotypes suck for everyone involved: Masculinity, in essence, is something that men earn, rather than so...
A return to the past should not blind us to present problems. Check out Anne-Marie Slaughter's post in FT . Thanks, +Claire Packer ...