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Dr. Seuss sexism and other links

Overwhelmingly male characters, speaking and non-, and the girls don't get to do much. http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2011/05/reading-dr-seuss-can-be-dangerous.html

'Nel notes that it was pointed out to Geisel that there was a line from ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street’ that was sexist (“Say – anyone could think of that, Jack or Fred or Joe or Nat – Say, even Jane could think of that.”) and when asked to change that line, he called the request “beyond contempt”.'


Sample of Republican predictions about Obama's administration. Not exactly accurate. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/01/01/3607416/4-things-2015-obama-reelected/

(FB warning) description by a black Harvard attorney of how he's treated as a black man. Not well. https://www.facebook.com/yani.copas/posts/10152921411817114


I hadn't noticed before that the Nandor knew about hobbits. http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?745784-LotR-What-s-the-relationship-between-Rivendell-Mirkwood-and-Lothlorien&p=18612060#post18612060


men with guns feel like victims http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/opinion/police-respect-squandered-in-attacks-on-de-blasio.html
and go on effective strike http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/arrests-plummet-following-execution-of-two-cops/
union leader calls mayor an accomplice to murder http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/opinion/when-new-york-city-police-walk-off-the-job.html
NYPD "will only make arrests when it has to". As opposed to... when it feels like? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-nypds-work-stoppage-is-surreal-20141231


why do women menstruate? http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-evolutionary-benefit-or-purpose-of-having-periods

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harimad
Jan. 3rd, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
Often I switch genders when reading kids books to kids. It usefully messes with assumptions and brings to light subtle (or not so subtle) differences in how boys and girls are written.
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