Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for September 30th through October 1st:
- The American family is a myth: Why our national moral panic must stop – As a kid, I thought I'd be married with three kids by now. But now I see "family" as something totally different
- Mexican women pay high price for countrys rigid abortion laws – Mexico has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, and women can find themselves criminalised even after miscarriage
- Congress Cut $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps in the Same Year We’ll Spend $22 Bn to Fight Islamic State – The GOP Congress’s assault on the American working class has been waged with the pretext that the Federal government has no money (what with being in debt and all).
- For Women, Gun Violence Often Linked to Domestic Violence – On the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here is a disturbing statistic: Of women murdered by men, 93 percent are killed by someone they know — and the majority are intimate partners of their killers.
- Standing Up for Lessons of Dissent – There is a general belief that Americans don’t care much about history, preferring to bask in self-reverential “exceptionalism” with U.S. behavior beyond criticism. But students outside Denver are taking to the streets to protest right-wing efforts to strip dissent from the history curriculum, writes Peter Dreier.
- “This guy might be an a**hole, but he’s not alone”: Woman who penned epic open letter about sexual harassment speaks out – The bartender who caused a sensation by calling out the bro who groped her has a reminder: It's not just one bro
- Why Police Can’t Get Rid of Their Military Equipment Even When They Want To` – Yet another reason police militarization is so hard to reverse.
- Invisible art: the gallery hoax that shows how much we hate the rich – People love to lampoon a credulous art world, but the reaction to the fake invisible work of Lana Newstrom shows just how repelled we are by its marketplace
- Hold on, Tiger Mom – Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques used by some Chinese parents might lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in their children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviors, according to a paper recently published by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor and other researchers.