Sunday, March 31, 2013
more Freakonomics. (Thanks, Tom)
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)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Read more at Slate. (Thanks, Corinne)
more in Co-Create. (Thanks, Cassie)
more in the Freedom Project. (Thanks, Claire)
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.
Read more in the NYT.
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.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
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.
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)
A perfect read for all my recently engaged friends -- check read Anne Almasy's post on weddings and the special day. (Thanks, Claire)
"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .
Read the VisualEconomics post .
Read the FastCompany article here .
"Jessica Ladd, founder and chief executive of Sexual Health Innovations, whose Callisto service lets college students anonymously rec...