Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., New Orleans, LA
(Not to mention the original Star Wars)
Many men know they’re supposed to want a partner who is as brilliant and successful as they are. Few men actually do. This reminds me of Kathleen Gerson’s book The Unfinished Revolution, which I reviewed back in 2009. When she interviewed young men and women about how they hoped to construct their relationships in the future, both said they wanted equal partners who had their own fulfilling careers.
But young men and women have very different backup plans if (or, more likely, when) they are unable to achieve that egalitarian balance. “Reversing the argument that women are returning to tradition,” Gerson writes, “men are more likely to want to count on a partner at home.” […] Young men are not so naive as to think their partner will never hold a job, but when it comes to making the hard choices about balancing work and family, a majority tell Gerson that their wives will be the ones to “shift down” their careers, which the men see as “extra” or “non-essential.”
And so I’d add a fourth explanation: A woman who is more successful than her male partner also poses a direct threat to the often unspoken assumption that she will be the one to make professional sacrifices when there are tough decisions to be made.
Students write more creatively when they repeat themselves.
Martin Luther King used it. Walt Whitman used it. Homer Simpson used it. Obama uses it all the time. Even Mumford & Sons know enough to dabble in repetition.
I suffered a minor bout of rage-blindness when I read Jack Shafer’s post about journalism’s “Marquee brothers” just one week after Bryan Goldberg bragged about the millions he scored to found a website for women. In Shafer’s telling, there is a “brotherhood” of powerful men in media who…
YES — as I was reading this, I was like, YOU ARE, ANN.
— TX high school student comes out in commencement speech. (via aminatou, naturally)
Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.
(From Mother Jones)
I’m so excited by all of the teenagers in science and tech that we’re hearing about these days. MORE GIRLS PLEASE!
At SXSW, we talked about how we can’t wait to see the apps fangirls create to make the internet further work the way THEY want. What we may have not said so clearly is that it’s really the way that EVERYONE wants the internet to work. Go girl.
^^^ so into this.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (via brookehatfield)
“This is why you must love life: one day you’re offering up your social security number to the Russian Mafia; two weeks later you’re using the word calve as a verb.”
Matcha green tea pavlova, sesame cream, orange curd, fresh grapefruit and orange
Whoa, just noticed this gorgeous tumblr.