Quickies: Autism Research, Chastity Belts are a Lie, and Teenage Girl Gamers
- Single Moms and Welfare Woes: A Higher-Education Dilemma – “If earning a degree is key to getting single mothers—and their families—out of poverty, why is it so difficult for them to attend college?”
- Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up – A movie review by Dee Barnes, who was once in a relationship with Dr. Dre.
- Rewriting Autism History – “Newly discovered documents show how crucial autism research was ignored, perpetuating misinformation about autistic children.”
- Everything You’ve Heard About Chastity Belts is a Lie – “Here is the truth: Chastity belts, made of metal and used to ensure female fidelity, never really existed.”
- Teenage Girls Are Playing Video Games. You Just Might Not Hear Them. – As a fellow female gamer, I rarely speak up because I see what happens to women who do.
- How Photography Was Optimized for White Skin Color – “Until very recently, if you got a roll of film printed in a photo lab, it was very, very likely that the shots were calibrated against a photo of a Caucasian woman wearing black and white on a grey background. It didn’t matter what color your skin was or what color your subjects’ skin was, or what anybody was wearing.” From Mindy.
- A Surprisingly Uncomplicated Look at Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies – Confession time: I never played Oregon Trail as a kid because I *always* played The Incredible Machine (i.e. the game that was only about Rube Goldberg machines).