The News, Issue 1
I come across interesting articles each week that don’t necessarily have to do with politics or international news, but are great reads nevertheless. Last week several came my way (some of which Matt shared with me) and I thought I’d pass them along to you since my guess is you might find these to be a good read as well.
The New Yorker’s The Last Amazon by Jill Lepore discusses Wonder Woman’s origins and how her character, as described by her creator William Marston, “…is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.” What can I say? I’m a feminist and I like super heroes.
The Guardian’s Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk? by Linda Geddes brings up many important issues in regards to the possible dangers and repercussions of sharing photos of children online (any social media outlet). Personally, I’m glad I did not grow up in the digital age because I know my parents would have splashed a gazillion pictures of me everywhere online to share with friends and family. I’m also happy to be able to make my own decisions on what to share online of myself. (P.S. If I do ever share a photo of children somewhere online, I make sure to ask their parents first.)
I’m always complaining to Matt that he doesn’t remember a lot of the things that I’ve told him or that have happened. Granted, he remembers several other things, like how the universe works and many grammatical rules, but not necessarily the everyday life stuff. Some of my friends have complained that their spouses are the same. Turns out, there may be a reason for that. Why Men Never Remember Anything by Melissa Dahl looks at the reasons behind this interesting phenomena (as I like to refer to it). I’ll give you a hint: it has something to do with the differences in how girls and boys are raised.
And Lastly, The Atlantic writes about Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys by Enrico Gnaulati. The article discusses new findings from a recent study by two psychology professors at the University of New Brunswick who based their results on a meta-analysis of 369 studies involving the academic grades of over one million boys and girls from 30 different nations.
Hopefully this can at least get you partially through the work week!