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July 2013



What I’m Reading – July 23 2013

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There are a lot of good and interesting articles out there today, so let’s jump in.

– First, here’s that article on the royal baby I was hoping someone was writing. You know it’s going to be good if a) Laurie Penny is the author and b) this is the first sentence: “The consensus that it is feckless and irresponsible for couples who rely on state benefits to reproduce clearly does not extend to the monarchy.” Babies We Don’t Care About Today

– Next, we move from teenage moms to teenagers who would actually like to not become moms: a 14-year-old girl calls out people who call her a whore. I’m The 14-Year-Old …

– Sticking with the baby theme, next up is a surprising study. I love science. And I really love it when a study that appears to have been well-formulated and carried out disproves ‘common sense.’ In this case, that it’s the crack, not the poverty, that’s harmed children. ‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result

– How about something a little less gendered – say, like an article in the New York Times? Oh. Wait. New York Times Quotes 3.4 Men for Every Woman

– Now to education. USC joins the growing number of college campuses with police who need some education on what rape is. USC Student: Police Said I Wasn’t Raped Because He Didn’t Orgasm

– Time for some politics! That whole Eliot Spitzer second-act thing (he’s running for a high-level position in NYC government)? Apparently you only get another chance if you pay for the sex. Not if you sell it. We Pardon Spitzer, But Still Judge Former Sex Workers (Like Me)

– Are you still bitterly disappointed in the lack of justice for Trayvon Martin? Are you white and not sure how you can help without either appropriating the issue or causing more harm than good? Here’s a toolkit: Justice for Trayvon Action Kit

– Finally, something entertaining. This edit of Ice Ice Baby by @dondrapersayswhat is pretty fantastic (for some reason you may need to hit refresh to get this to load):

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