Sunday, March 31, 2013

Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

(Thanks, Kate!)

He Hasn’t Had It All Either

Read more in the NYT. (Thanks, Brandon)

TEDxTeen - Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it Out

"I've Never Met A 15-Year-Old And Thought 'She's Gonna Run The World One Day.' Yet Here We Are."

Read more at UpWorthy. (Thanks, Cassie)

Asa Bear and Toby Mouse

the Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo.

(Thanks, Jules)

A Brave New World for Copyright and the First Sale Doctrine

When you buy a book you own it, when you "lease a book" you don't? Read more Freakonomics. (Thanks, Tom)

The Weekend Interview with Manal al-Sharif: The Woman Who Dared to Drive

Manal al-Sharif got behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. Then she met the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Read more in the WSJ. (Thanks, Tom)

Juan Williams: Race and the Gun Debate

The No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34: being murdered with a gun. Read more in the WSJ. (Thanks, Tom)

North Korean Propaganda Video

(Thanks, Julia)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Toxic Masculinity

If we want to end the pandemic of rape, it’s going to require an entire global movement of men willing to do the hard work of interrogating the ideas they were raised with.
Or, as former NFL quarterback and newly-minted feminist Don McPherson recently put it, "We don't raise boys to be men. We raise them not to be women, or gay men."
Interesting argument -- applicable for both genders. Read more in Prospect. (Thanks, Gloria)

After Ever After - DISNEY Parody

Was this filmed in one shot?! Amazing. (Thanks Jules)

Kids react to: Harlem Shake

(Thanks, Jules)

"Test Drive"

(Great find, Liz!)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Marissa Mayer Thinks Feminists Are a Drag. Is She Right?

And Sheryl Sandberg is not going to be your mentor. Read more at Slate. (Thanks, Corinne)

The Tyranny of the Queen Bee

Women who reached positions of power were supposed to be mentors to those who followed—but something is amiss in the professional sisterhood. Read more in the WSJ. (Thanks, John)

All hail the tattoo shop that found a cool use for QR codes

Istanbul’s Berrge Studio tested the dexterity of potential hires by requiring that tattoo artists fill in a QR code to access a job application. Read more in Co-Create. (Thanks, Cassie)

Is There Life After Work?

Erin Callan, the former CFO of Lehman, reflects on what life is like when a career takes over other parts of your life. (Thanks, Claire)

55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you’re busy busy busy

This is my life philosophy in one page. Wish I did more of these. Read more in the Freedom Project. (Thanks, Claire)

HBR Daily Stat: Your Acquaintances Would More Than Fill Two Boeing 787s

Each adult American knows, on average, 600 people, Andrew Gelman of Columbia University writes in The New York Times. The estimate is based on an ingenious method: Asking a sample of individuals how many people they know with a variety of memorable names such as Brenda and Keith (because people with such names are easily recalled), then factoring in the prevalence of those names in U.S. society. Despite the large number of acquaintances, most Americans know just 10 to 25 people well enough to trust them, Gelman says.

Read more in the NYT.

Lean into your fear

Why Gender Equality Stalled

Interesting take I haven't seen the data for before. I assume it's probably true in both directions:
So, especially when women are married to men who work long hours, it often seems to both partners that they have no choice. Female professionals are twice as likely to quit work as other married mothers when their husbands work 50 hours or more a week and more than three times more likely to quit when their husbands work 60 hours or more.
Read more in the NYT. (Thanks, Jamie)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Makers: Women who Make America

This PBS documentary is long (60 min) but great find. (Thanks, Tom!)

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason to staff: 'I was fired today'

If I am ever in Andrew's position, I hope I handle my departure with this much humor, charm and candor. Read his note in the Chicago Tribune.  

Evolution Of Mom Dancing (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama)

Father of the Bride Gives the Most Touching Speech Ever

See it at GodVine. (Thanks, Lucy)

Father of the Bride Gives the Most Touching Speech Ever

See it at GodVine. (Thanks, Lucy)

Hearing-impaired boy lives every kid's dream: becoming a superhero

Unbelievably touching:
Five-year-old Anthony Smith didn't think superheroes wore hearing aids, until he became one. 
His mother, Christina D'Allesandro, says the epic journey began in May, when her superhero-fanatic son, who is deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other, refused to wear his blue hearing aid because "superheroes don't wear hearing aids" either.
Desperate, she decided to consult the experts. She found a general e-mail address on the Marvel Comics website and sent a message "into the ethers," asking if there were any hearing-impaired superheroes. 
A few weeks later, the mother of two was shocked to get an overwhelming response from Marvel, including comic book art that honored her son... 
Read more at CNN. (Thanks, Claire)

Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year

(Thanks, Jules)


A perfect read for all my recently engaged friends -- check read Anne Almasy's post on weddings and the special day. (Thanks, Claire)

Inmate High School Football

Be prepared for some tears. (Thanks, Lucy)

Startup finds niche in digitizing physical mail

Read more at CNN. Brilliant for travelers. (Thanks, Claire)

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .