Links Roundup: 04/15/16
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April 15, 2016

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  1. bluestgirl

    I *love* this bit,

    “There’s this thing a lot of men say—I’ve said it myself. We say, “Of course I’m a feminist; I have a daughter.” But men have had daughters for as long as there have been humans. I’m calling myself out on this.”

    I don’t know whether his solution is a good one, individually, and it obviously isn’t a solution for everyone, but I really like his thought process.

  2. Natalie Luhrs

    @bluestgirl: That was what I appreciated the most about Ford’s piece: how thoughtful it was and how he was willing to examine his assumptions and acknowledge that he needed to do better. And then take concrete steps to try to do that. I don’t know if the steps he’s taking will mitigate, but they certainly can’t hurt, either.

  3. Selki

    Apache chef: I’m hoping to have lunch today at Mistitam, the cafe at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian today (it’s one of three options with friends). It features native food from 5 regions (not just plains folk). It’s one of my favorite restaurants in DC.

    I loved the sports fashion review!

    Charlotte Bronte: That review looks interesting, yes. Relatedly, I was entertained last weekend reading Lyndsay Faye’s *Jane Steele*, another Jane Eyre take-off. There are some implausibilities and it starts a little tough, though (few Jane Eyre-inspired books are jolly in the beginning). OTOH I positively cackled at some parts. Respectful afterword from author concerning her research into Sikhs and possible failure on her part (I don’t think she used the word appropriation, but seemed sensitive to the concern). Also, she names the school “Cowan Bridge”, naming names 150+ years later.

    Chinese history discoveries/scholarship: pretty cool — also, interesting point about tendency to avoid grand conclusions.

    Maintenance: As an infrastructure worker, thank you. Also glad to see the gender relations angle.

    Leveling by Design: “in groups made up of either men or women only, men and women both stepped up at about the same rate. But in groups made up of both men and women, the pattern changed” RaaAARRgh but hopeful conclusion: “To break the vicious cycle, those in power need to design systems that promote fairness—by calling on women, increasing transparency, and measuring and compensating all contributions. It works.”


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