Update: MineralPhys prof also discusses life after tenure.
We still use the term patriarchy, but we really mean kyriarchy, I think, because with our post-modern definition, the patriarchy oppresses everyone, not just women. Tiny grain of rice explains intersectionality.
Scalzi linked to another great piece on intersectionality, this time a teaching tool, from the border house.
From The Nation: Why are we willing to spend so many resources on protecting people from terror and so little protecting them from preventable accidents?
Perhaps the way the rich have been getting so much richer than everyone else may have something to do with it.
NW edible explains how to pick good seedlings.
This Jeff Goldblum interview is adorbable.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.
Laura Vanderkam says yes, you can be ambitious and smell the roses too, and Real Simple is hurting women (and being disingenuous) by saying otherwise.
Sometimes you hit a Salon article and end up reading a few more. Here’s one on wikipedia systematically moving women authors from the main authors page to the women authors subpage. Fourth grader with argument in support of marriage equality. Conversion therapy dude apologizes and notes that he’s actually still gay (and that’s ok!).
My mom sent me this NYTimes link about Jane Austen as a game theorist. She also went to a classics potluck this week and noted that Newmann’s Own has a salad dressing with identical ingredients to what was used in Ancient Rome. Who knew? (Apparently my mom did.)
Did you say higgs boson?
Not sure how we feel about this ring.
Wandering Scientist had a couple of good introspective posts this week. Here’s the first.