We are ebullient types, me and Bridge — we color outside the lines, blurt things out, knock vases over, and remain superficially convinced that if we just tried harder, we could transcend all that, and become like those coiffed and manicured mommies, the ones who never have a hair out of place. — Vol. 1 Brooklyn | The Reading Life: List-Making with Bridget
These corporate honchos hate the idea of women on the pill — for whatever reason — so badly that they’re going all the way to the Supreme Court so they can avoid contributing to any insurance premium that might end up possibly covering contraception. — Why Jews Should Care About Hobby Lobby Contraception Case – The Sisterhood – Forward.com
Tomorrow, on a panel about blogging for change at the JOFA conference: http://sched.co/18JlWUL
Wednesday, reading at Launchpad in Crown Heights: https://www.facebook.com/events/636434223074310/
Selfies are a medium that can be used for purposes both inspiring and insipid. (via Our Bodies, Our Selfies – The Sisterhood – Forward.com)
Let's Talk About Sex: A Discussion With the Filmmakers of 'How to Lose Your Virginity' and 'Subjectified'
Let’s do a thought experiment: imagine if Kelly commanded a police force known for strip-searches of young white women. Imagine if said police force had spied routinely on city synagogues, with no cause. Imagine if this police force under Kelly’s command had entered a public park full of concertgoers listening to the Philharmonic and dispersed the crowd violently. All of these hypotheticals seem absurd; had Kelly done any of these things, he would be jobless and an outcast. Yet the only real distinction between the hypothetical and reality is that Kelly used these outrageous tactics against the city’s underclass, its voiceless and its marginalized. What’s more, elite universities like Brown signal that his perspective is one worth listening to. — Since When Do Campus Protests Against Racism Make Liberals Squeamish?