Quickies: Women Rarely Regret Their Abortions, Kids Talk About Race, and Klingon Communications
- Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty – “It’s poverty amelioration through behavioral change—a behavioral change that asks for utter stability. What the resilience preachers look for is a person to be unchanged in the face of trauma. But I would argue that this is impossible, that people are always changed by trauma, and furthermore, that we ought to be. Rather than shift ourselves to change what is, the foundations that fund these initiatives would be better off addressing the gaps, filling the lacks, changing what isn’t.”
- Women rarely regret their abortions. Why don’t we believe them? – “A US study has revealed that 95% of women who have had abortions believe it was the right decision. Yet, both in the US and UK, reproductive rights are increasingly under threat – it’s time to fight the stigma.”
- Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO airport query – “It is believed to be the first time the Welsh government has chosen to communicate in Klingon.” I love everything about this.
- New York Middle Schoolers Talk Straight About Race & Privilege – From Radium.
- FDA To Take Another Look At Essure Contraceptive Device After Health Complaints – “One big question that will hang over the meeting is whether Essure actually causes many of the problems these women are experiencing, and how common these problems are.”
- Unhealthy Fixation – “The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer.” You may be tired of hearing about GMOs, but this is still an excellent article to read through.