Good tunes and plenty of badassery to go around. Favorite from the list:Read more "Flavorwire: “10 Girl Groups You Might Have Missed”"
Via Upworthy: “Joss Whedon, director of “The Avengers” and [creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer], has a history of writing strong women characters. Back in 2006, the organization Equality Now honored him for being a staunch ally for women. In his thank-you speech, he decided to talk about the tedious and vapid question journalists never […]Read more "Joss Whedon on Why He Writes Strong Women Characters"
Very useful post about mental health, violence and guns in the US, and how we discuss them.Read more "No, You Are Not Adam Lanza’s Mother"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo These drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci of a fetus in the womb continue to amaze more than 500 years after he made them. They were made, with astonishing detail and care, with pen over red chalk, between 1510 and 1513. The illustration above details a fetus around 4 months old. Photos by Luc Viatour via Wikimedia […]Read more "Amazing Da Vinci Drawings of a Fetus in the Womb"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo The connection between mother and child is physical and psychological, and may be even deeper than previously thought. According to Scientific American, “cells may migrate through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid muscle, liver, heart, kidney and […]Read more "Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo The Atlantic Wire asks “is it defensible, in this day and age (day: Tuesday; age: the 21st century) for an established news organization to put forth a 3-page article on how newswomen dress?” Yes, as they point out, depending on how you do it. They’re referring to a Washington Post article titled “The New Powerlessness […]Read more "It’s OK to Talk About How Women Dress"
Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:
National Review has delivered unto us a puckishly paleoconservative cover story with a very Redditesque headline: “Like a Boss.” Which is perhaps appropriate, in that the story that goes with the headline uses the faux logic of evolutionary psychology (always popular on Reddit) in order to argue that…