Friday, June 14, 2019

Weekend Reading: The I Want to Be Outside Edition

It is a beautiful day and I have been stuck inside working past when I normally work on a Friday afternoon (I start early on Fridays so I can quit early and go outside and glory in living in San Diego...)

So let's get straight to the links so I can go outside and glory in living in San Diego!

Here's what I have this week:

If you read only one of my links this week, make it this one about cleaning up lead pollution. We should do it. It will be really expensive but we should do it anyway because not doing it is expensive, too.

Jennifer Rubin's piece about the difference between Ellen Weintraub and Marsha Blackburn is really good. We focus on what Democrats should do in this crisis, but we should never forget Republicans have a choice in how they respond, too.

Read Amanda Knox's thoughtful piece about why she's going back to Italy, and what happens when we consume other people's lives as entertainment.

This is an interesting analysis of Amelia Bedelia.

This is a good, short article about perimenopause and how not fun it is.

This does look like a helpful graphic. I wonder if it is part of the standard CA curriculum?


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:50 PM

    The genderbread person is not standard in CA (we have no mandated curriculum, only mandated content). It is fairly widespread. I can't remember whether the genderbread person or the gender unicorn is considered the better version of it--there are multiple variations on its theme.

    I'm pretty fond of genderbread person as a way to explore the concepts, but I HATE the way it defines "intersex" as an in-between of "man" and "woman." It's not accurate for most intersex conditions and positions intersex people as intrinsically something other than a man or a woman. There are some intersex people who identify that way, but many intersex people do not.

    I don't love the way they define "Gender expression" either, but I'm at a loss as to how I think they could improve it! This stuff is tricky to capture with succinct phrases.


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