Quickies: Women scientists praised for “nurturing,” good abortion plotlines, and women who cook
- Astronomer celebrates female scientists’ “special natural gift for caring and educating” – “…many women have no interest in being nurturing and resent the implication that they are, simply by nature of their gender. Even those who are nurturing don’t necessarily want it considered as part of their suitability as scientists.” From cerberus40.
- 12 emerging feminist game changers – In media, journalism, and the arts.
- 13 poignant, wise and even funny abortion plotlines from film and TV – “The thing about good abortion stories on TV or film, whether they are deeply serious or slyly comic, is that they are almost always also good women’s stories. They center female relationships (friendships, moms and daughters, even daughters’ relationships to their dads), and allow women characters to be mean, cold, vulnerable, stupid, brave, kind — you know, the whole range of human emotions and behaviors.” From Donna.
- Women who cook: Dismantling the myth of the bitch in the kitchen – “Where do women dominate? Of course, at pastries: Flowery, delicate, intricate pastries that would collapse under strong, calloused man hands.”
- Cute Animal Friday! Endangered baby Cuban crocodiles at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.