My good reads list this week
*“Brand new mercies baby. We all get brand new mercies each day.”*
*”It was strange — and insulting — to have my courage doubted.”*
- Caroline Paul, Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared?
- “When girls become women, this fear manifests as deference and timid decision making. We try to counter this conditioning by urging ourselves to “lean in.” Books on female empowerment proliferate on our shelves. I admire what these writers are trying to do — but they come far too late.” *
- John Markoff, Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans
- Megan McIntyre, This Is What Gwyneth Paltrow’s Skin-Care Routine Looks Like
- “But I want her to feel her own autonomy. I’ve never been that mother that doesn’t have Goldfish or Oreos in the house, because then I know when they have freedom, thats all that they’ll eat. I believe in not being so strict that you create this pent-up lust. But it’s hard. I really wish [beauty] was more regulated, because then I wouldn’t have to worry about it to the extent that I do.” *
- A. Hope Jahren, She Wanted to Do Her Research. He Wanted to Talk ‘Feelings.’
- “Yet, every school year, science, technology, engineering and math programs — known as the STEM fields — shed women the way the trees on campus lose their leaves in the fall.” *
- Christina Cauterucci, When Cool Turns Creepy
- RETRO REPORT, The Terminator and the Washing Machine
- Emma Brown, A principal met a student she expelled, and it changed her approach to discipline
- “I prayed for forgiveness for that time and any other time I betrayed the privilege given to me to be a steward and protector over the children I serve. For anytime I never just let my students just be kids. Goofy, carefree kids that make mistakes — sometimes big and sometimes small. For holding kids to standards that I don’t even hold myself to, quite honestly.” *
- Megan Friedman, Lady Gaga Opens Up About Suffering from Chronic Pain Since Her Sexual Assault
Feature image my own. Cambridge, Feb 2016.