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September 2013



What I’m Reading – September 4 2013

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Zoolander, man. Good times.

– Here’s part two of the article I linked to a couple of days ago: Teaching Naked, Part 2 (h/t the Mister)

– Another analysis of Orange is the New Black: ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and How We Talk About Race and Identity (h/t @scaTX)

– Diana Nyad’s swim in perspective: What Diana Nyad’s Cuba-To-Florida Swim Tells Us About What It Takes To Make It To The U.S. (via @scaTX)

– One parenting technique: We Post Nothing About Our Daughter Online (h/t @FeministGriote)

– Really, Starbucks? Also, can we have a real conversation about how fucked up it is that corporations can pay below-poverty wages and the rest of the company ends up paying for their workers to have food stamps and medicaid? If they pay such a low rate, shouldn’t THEY be responsible for directly paying for the food stamps? Or at least have to account for the cost to society in their balance sheets? Starbucks Fires Employee on Food Stamps for Eating a Sandwich from the Garbage (via @StrangerSlog)

– I’ve worked for this man twice (first as a volunteer with Special Events, seeing him behind the scenes, and working for a City agency). I liked some of his policies. But I don’t like his racist police department policies and I don’t like him wasting money suing the City Council for trying to fight back: Mayor Bloomberg sues NY City Council over curbs on stop-and-frisk (via @ajam)

– You guys, make a note. DoJ is doing the right thing: Gay Veterans’ Spouses To Receive Benefits After DOJ Announces It Won’t Enforce Marriage Definition

– What’s up with the racism, Tulsa? Afros and dreadlocks are not ‘fads’ for Black children – they are natural hairstyles. Cripes. Tulsa school sends girl home because ‘dreadlocks’ and ‘afros’ are too distracting (h/t @DrJaneChi)

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