I don’t watch the Bachelor anymore, but I keep tabs on it, and I was saddened to find out that this season’s finale featured the “approach” that “simply involves a man wearing a woman down, despite her protests or expressions of disinterest, until she ultimately decides she’s open to a relationship.” I used to think this was romantic and cute, but really, it’s attitudes like this that contribute to disrespect of women and rape culture.
This Vox think piece gives a nice overview of how “the admissions scandal could prompt a reexamination of society’s misconceptions around wealth and merit — if enough people are willing to pay attention.” One of the things I’ve re-examined as a result is my own former role as an SAT/ACT tutor.
Yes, I’m sharing another think piece about the admissions scandal, but its implications are a pretty big deal! I never knew that the whole idea of “meritocracy” was meant to be satire, but it makes a whole lot of sense.
This article gives a good explanation of why abusers need to be removed from churches and why “keeping an eye on” them isn’t enough.
Sorry, fellow introverts: “And thus, the study comes to a timeworn, frustrating phenomenon: People seem to confuse bombastic displays of “ME!” with a rich interior life. No personality really just means quiet, and quiet is seen as unlikable….When you keep your personality on the inside, people think it doesn’t exist. The tyranny of extroversion persists.”