HLNTV blogger on the convention:
Ultimately then, what should be the most troubling aspect of Ms. Romney’s speech and the GOP’s attempt to reach out to women voters in general, is their embracing the narrative of women as eternal martyrs. In claiming that moms “always have to work a little harder,” and then following up with “and that’s fine,” this ultra-wealthy stay-at-home mom is valorizing the status quo—in which many women are indeed getting the shaft — even as much of society is moving beyond it.
Gifted exchange with the sweet question, What are your hopes for the school year?
Stolen from wandering scientist, Anyone can get a bug bite–and everyone is better off when that risk is shared.
This post from Wil Wheaton reminded me why NPR annoyed me this morning. They had some commentator come on to say that Obama’s speech failed because she didn’t think it was as good as Michelle Obama’s or Clinton’s. Even if that’s true (and I think the speeches were all good but they were focused on different aspects of the message), I wasn’t aware that Obama was running against Clinton and Michelle Obama. I thought he was running against Romney. Heck, I thought Michelle Obama came with the Obama package. In any case, I’d hoped to hear some legitimate reporting, not the opinion of how the speech made some person I could not care less about feel. But opinions are easier than facts. Cheaper.
I continue to be in love with The Daily Show. And, you know, math.
We endorse this solution by itsprobablymephd to the lots of books conundrum.
Why you can’t just block internet stalking from DC Women Kicking Ass.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.