link love – kyriarchy edition

Newsweek tells us how America hates its gifted kids.

Presented without comment:  Low IQ and conservative beliefs linked to prejudice.

An amazing story of a wonderful and kind medical professional.

Fascinating comments on the women we don’t see (authors).  Related: Wanksplaining.

In between’s TA’s teaching evals.

An article in Mother Jones points out 21 things you can’t do while black [and hope to live].

This is bad:  Kansas: Making South Carolina look cultured since 1861.   (I’m not angry because I’m a feminist.  I’m a feminist because I’m angry!)

Update:  Kansas comes to its senses.  next up: racist, homophobic Idaho!

On the killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn.

This is my job:


And finally: holy crap, tumblr keeps on giving:  Why is there a meerkat on that capybara?  The world may never know.

9 Responses to “link love – kyriarchy edition”

  1. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    I would have been f*cked if I didn’t go to a school that tolerated my autodidactism and unwillingness to do assigned work.

    Gee, how surprising that racist jeezus freak right-wing Republican filth are not only ignorant moral degenerates, but also outright f*cken stupid!

  2. undinenotofgeneralinterest Says:

    On gifted kids: or sometimes they get to be mini-teachers in collaborative learning situations–not bad as a small part of their development, but something that doesn’t challenge them to reach their full potential.

  3. Debbie M Says:

    Thanks for the update on Kansas; I hadn’t heard it yet.

  4. deirdresm Says:

    Thanks for the link love!

  5. Rosa Says:

    We have been so lucky that my son’s teacher manages to teach at a million levels at once (though, personally, I feel like she doesn’t push him enough in his weak areas. But we do that at home, so it’s OK). Next year, new teacher. I’m kind of worried. But so far he’s been in a public school, mixed-abilities mixed-age classroom, where he’s working at his own level in math & science and appreciated for his strengths.

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