This is stuff regular readers likely already know, but it’s nice to have links to stuff for others. Two recent op-eds from the NYT discuss how decision makers in a wide range of gatekeeper roles are more likely to make discretionary accommodations for some people than others while not noticing that this is what they’re doing:
Month: February 2015
Friday Hoyden: Gillian Triggs
Gillian Triggs has proved herself so far above the pitiful scrabblings of the shrivelled souls who want her to stop saying that we shouldn’t subject children to institutional abuse that she has forced them to reveal themselves for what they are.
The Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations: boys shamed for empathising with female protagonists
A female author notes how schools keep deciding that boys won’t want to hear her speak about writing, while also deciding that whenever a male author visits the same school that girls will be just as interested in that author as the boys.
So, stuff will be happening here soon
In the meantime, all comments are closed.
Fun with statistics and ‘splaining
When vos Savant politely responded to a reader’s inquiry on the Monty Hall Problem, a then-relatively-unknown probability puzzle, she never could’ve imagined what would unfold: though her answer was correct, she received over 10,000 letters, many from noted scholars and Ph.Ds, informing her that she was a hare-brained idiot.
Tick bites, Mammalian Meat Allergy and Acute Anaphylaxis
This week on Catalyst: most people remove ticks incorrectly, and by doing so they vastly increase their chances of developing life-threatening allergic reactions.
Media Circus: Metadata Edition
NB: updated 2015/02/23 with links (below) re Abbott’s counter-terrorism czar announcement
I agree with LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm on something!
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
2015 Australian Women Writers Challenge Review – Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
My review of Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
Weekend womanscraft: yarncraft
Any yarnery happening in your life?
Otterday! And Open Thread
Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.