Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- Storm’s a-Comin’
- Teachers know decimals are a girl's best friend – thestar.com
- The Three Musketeers of Woo attack science-based medicine
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Yellow! Do you feel more aware now?
- The “racist” KFC ad
- Genocide In Eight Easy Steps
- Zombie spinster scare stories, with a Euro twist!
- BEYOND PINK & BLUE: Does Pink Stink?
– Tim Minchin’s Storm is getting animated (by a Skepchick). Woot!
– “There are no differences in girls’ abilities in math,” says Nicole Else-Quest, who led the study that analyzed the tests of nearly a half million students aged 14 to 16. “When they have the same resources boys have, nothing holds them back.”
– More HuffPo Home of Woo nonsense
– “As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family–past and present–is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.”
– Who thought it possible that so many people could still fall for a stoopid chain letter just because it was on Facebook?
– “And of course, Americans are guilty of the greater crime of not having a clue about cricket. “
– sobering and scary
– “but the fact of the matter is that marriage generally works in our society as a way for women to contribute labor and support for men, to men’s betterment and often at women’s expense. The only reason you could possibly think that men wouldn’t find the institution beneficial is if you believe that women are so irritating, so nasty to be around, such a drag that men are willing to forgo all these benefits to escape women.”
– “Founded by two “thirty-something” British twin sisters, pinkstinks aims to spark public discussion and influence the media to promote positive gender roles to girls worldwide.”