What I’m Reading – May 22, 2014
Just got back from Philadelphia, where the weather was great until we were leaving. Taking off in a thunderstorm is not my idea of fun. But I’m happy to be home.
– I feel like everyone should read this before going to the 9/11 museum: The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction
– Whoa. Study on whether minorities and women are discouraged from applying to graduate school: Deep-seated bias, not lack of confidence, knocks women off the path to success (h/t @Blackamazon)
– Yeah. I think in general we need to just let people make decisions about how their family looks without judgment: Stop asking mothers when we’ll have more kids. It’s OK to have an only child (via @JessicaValenti)
– Long read (I’ve yet to make it through) but one I think should be read: The Case for Reparations
– I know it’s pretty naive but I kind of still can’t believe that people think this (and other Native American-based names) are still out there: 50 Senators to NFL: Change Redskins’ Racist Name (via @AP)
– Women in Tech speak out (as usual, don’t read the comments): These Women Are Tired of Being Nice. Read Their Badass Letter About Sexism in Tech. (via @MotherJones)