Category: General

Women’s pain, who cares?

This article in the Atlantic, about how medical professionals take women’s pain significantly less seriously than men’s, is interesting. It combines a quite chilling personal story with statistics. For instance, did you know that in the US, men wait an…

Interview with Debbie Reese

After I did my last post, about representation in children’s literature and Debbie Reese’s blog, American Indians in Children’s Literature, it occurred to me…why not interview Debbie? She’s incredibly smart and well-read and knows what she’s talking about in ways…

Spillover #31

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Time for our 31st #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commenters are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

You never should’ve opened that door…

Employers can refuse to provide coverage for contraception on moral as well as religious grounds. My reaction to this is slightly more complex than it might be normally. I certainly am in favor of demystifying and debunking the idea that…

Climate Change Hits Women Harder

I found this article, about how natural disasters, and therefore climate change, have significantly greater negative effects on women fascinating. (The article is from March–I have a backlog of stuff I bookmarked to blog about. Most of it does not…

Mind your business, Ohio legislature

Let me make this perfectly clear: I just went through a pregnancy for a much-wanted child. I endured morning sickness that lasted throughout the entire pregnancy. I became so short of breath that I had to stop and rest partway…

Spillover #30

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

Time for our 30th #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commenters are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

Spillover #29

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

Time for our twenty-ninth #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commenters are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.