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Quickies: Sexist Locker Room Talk, Non-Fiction Comics, and Paying for Childcare

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  • How to confront sexist “locker room talk,” according to science – “So in the face of uncertainty, he recommends asking others — bystanders on the street, co-workers, or friends, depending on the situation — how they perceive the talk or the action. ‘It’s important to know you are not alone in your concern,’ he says.”
  • Sarah Glidden wants her non-fiction comics to be a ‘gateway drug’ to learning about tough issues – “In 2010, cartoonist Sarah Glidden spent a month traveling around Turkey, Syria and Iraq. She’d tagged along with some old friends, journalists from The Seattle Globalist who were on a reporting trip to tell stories about refugees. Glidden went along to document what it’s like to be inside the journalistic sausage factory.”
  • U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care – “Ask just about any parent — regardless of where in the U.S. they live, socioeconomic status or race — and they’re likely to have strong opinions and a story to tell of juggling priorities, cutting costs and employing creative strategies to get the best child care they can afford. A few of the NPR poll respondents share their stories.”
  • ‘Essentially witchcraft’: A former naturopath takes on her colleagues – “Hermes spent three years practicing naturopathy, a broad-reaching form of alternative medicine that focuses on ‘natural’ care, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, and the discredited practice of homeopathy. But unease about a colleague’s ethics led her to look more closely at her profession — and what she found alarmed her.”

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5 Comments

    • What is happening at the DAPL protests is heartbreaking.

      I can’t help but notice how differently the people legitimately protesting the destruction and theft of their land are being treated compared to the people that were “protecting” the right of one man to steal and destroy public lands in Nevada a few years back.

      Very interesting indeed, wonder what the difference is between those two events? I wonder?

      • Not just that, but the fossil fuels industry and the banks when they build pipelines (Banks build pipelines and then rent them.) tend to hire sex offenders. It’s not a preferential thing, just that registered sex offenders tend to have so few jobs they can actually do, since they can’t be anywhere near schools.

        This causes problems because Oliphant.

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