Friday, April 22, 2011

What I Read This Week

So much news this week and, unsurprisingly, most of it is sad, depressing, and/or enraging. Feel free to read the last article first (on why people don't believe in science/facts) to gain more insight on the thought process behind some of these stories... 

Gender-Related Things:
Roe v. Wade: Is It Still the Law of the Land? by Dahlia Lithwick

Getting Away with Murder on Long Island: The Press, The Police, and the Killer(s) Who Dump Bodies Along Ocean Parkway by Nancy Goldstein

Who Is the "Mystery Group" Who Wants a Direct and Immediate Roe v. Wade Challenge? by Robin Marty

Behind the Backlash: What's So Scary About Deconstructing the Gender Binary? by Jos Truitt

Jocelyn Elders Puts Congress on Blast by Cynthia Gordy

After 67 Years, Ala. Lawmakers Apologize to Woman by Associated Press

Nervous Nellies: Girls Don't Start Out More Anxious Than Boys, But They Usually End Up That Way by Taylor Clark (via Feministe)

Vibrators Carry the Conversation by Hilary Howard

Female Writers in Late Night by the Numbers by Statette

LGBT Links:
The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D. (via Equality NC)

Gay Suicide in the U.S., By Region by Jeffrey Fishberger, M.D.

Gay Students Fight for Acceptance at Religious Colleges by Margaret Hartmann

Meet the Same-Sex Parents Next Door by Patty Onderko

Chart of the Day: Gay Marriage Goes Mainstream by Kevin Drum

Roommate Indicted in Rutgers Student Suicide by Aman Ali

Remember the Asshat Legislator Who Tried to Repeal LGBT Rights in Montana? by Joe Jervis, Joe. My. God

Poor Who Lost All in NC Tornadoes Face Hard Future by Brock Vergakis and Mitch Weiss

Only Little People Pay Taxes by Dave Gilson

Dreaming in the U.S.A. by Kristina Rizga

Legislating Because They Can? by Laura Leslie

Swarming Bees Kill Elderly Texas Couple by Brad Lendon (which led to me spending far too much time reading about Africanized honey bees)

The Science of Why We Don't Believe In Science by Chris Mooney

What about y'all? Any favorite stories, posts, etc. from this week?

Kate and I are off at a music festival today (ah, the beauty of scheduled posts!), which is pretty much my idea of what heaven might be like (well, minus the weird, long jam-band songs, that is), and then I plan on spending the rest of the weekend relaxing, exploring thrift stores, and hitting up church for Easter. Since we're UU, I'm continually fascinated to see how our minister addresses Christian holidays, since only some of our congregation identifies as such.

Anyway, I hope that you have a most stellar weekend!

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