Link Me Up, Scotty

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A mother takes on her daughter's high school programming teacher. Having worked in technology my entire adult life, I can totally see this happening, just as I can see why her daughter has chosen to walk away. My own daughter used to tell me that she was glad there were women like me, who were willing to work and fight for equal rights in male dominated fields, but as for her - fuck that.
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My friend and shipmate Jim Wright decided to use his Internet reach to pimp the fundraiser for suicide prevention that's being conducted in my daughter's name. Have I mentioned how blessed I am with the people who choose to share my life? Well, I am.
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The Texas Board of Education is up to their usual shenanigans as it relates to Young Earth Creationism and science standards. WTF, Texas? Do you enjoy being the butt of everyone's jokes and the laughingstock of intellectual life nationwide?
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I'm taking a Sociology class on Working in Modern Society as part of my never ending engagement with higher education. During our on-line discussion, I was frustrated by a number of fellow students who are completely clueless when it comes to unearned privilege and the performance benefits of working in a diverse work team. (Okay, let's be honest - it's not their cluelessness that offends me, it's their inability to accept that they might have something to learn on this score. And their use of the old "reverse discrimination" trope. That, too.) In any event, I was reminded of an excellent article by Peggy McIntosh called White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Worth a read, or a reread.
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This father/son ad from openly gay Congressional candidate Carl Sciortino, Jr. made my fricken day. Word. 


5 comments:

Stacey said...

We talked about the same thing this week and most of my classmates got it. It's a real crapshoot on the classmate front. Good to know I can use some of my same material for that class as well.

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Janiece said...

*TONG! TONG! TONG!*