A nice acknowledgement of the discrimination and self-censorship of women in the workplace. Submitted on the understanding you don't want to read the comments.
Your name is your identity. The reasons women give for changing their names after marrying don't make much sense.
From Slate's Double X blog.
"What I think they do show us, though, is that some of our cultural preferences have deep-seated histories, associations, and legacies. The very idea of 'good taste,' as opposed to the 'garishness' and 'tackiness' of colors that we say hurt our eyes or that we find offensive, draws on a deep well of cultural assumptions of what is 'normal' or 'refined.'"
Where you've lived, what languages you speak, and where you've traveled. Plus a bonus visual question that involves a giant kicking babies. You know your interest is piqued.
A 2000 study of developing countries by the International Food Policy Research Institute found that as much as 55 percent of the reduction in hunger from 1970 to 1995 could be attributed to improvements in women’s status in society. Progress in women’s education alone (which explained 43 percent of gains in food security) was nearly as significant as increased food availability (26 percent) and health advances (19 percent) put together.
Watching the Oscars last night meant sitting through a series of crudely sexist antics led by a scrubby, self-satisfied Seth MacFarlane. That would be tedious enough. But the evening’s misogyny involved a specific hostility to women in the workplace, which raises broader questions than whether the Academy can possibly get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host next year.
A very long article about the U.S. health care system. The author tries to "follow the money" and make sense of medical bills for several different people. Warning for depression because it's depressing.
TLDR; our system is fucked up and most of us are one bad illness or accident away from financial ruin. And this fact: "[The USA] spend[s] more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia."
Survey result time! Come bask in the afterglow of our sexual diversity. When reading the open-ended questions, make sure to click the little magnifying glass that says "view all" to see every entry. The first time sex stories and amusing sex anecdotes are super interesting. (And a lot of us had sex for the first time in a car.)
Who wants to answer some TMI questions about sex? You do! Obviously, this survey is NSFW and probably shouldn't be taken with your boss standing directly behind you. I tried to be as inclusive as possible, but sex is a complicated thing, so I apologize in advance if I leave out something relevant to you. Feel free to make use of the "other" boxes.