Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Did the title of this post kind of piss you off? Good!

The idea that weight loss is a good idea and a worthy achievement is so ingrained in our society that most of us take it for granted. Of course, losing weight is an achievement, right? We heap praise on anyone who does it. We flagellate ourselves for not achieving it. Read More Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Tiger Mother Doesn’t Speak For Me

I groaned when I first heard about Amy Chua’s “Tiger Mother” memoir, especially after reading the excerpt in the Wall Street Journal. Internet commenters rushed to share anecdotes about Asian friends committing suicide or having mental breakdowns because of parental pressure and decided her book was a legitimate reason to support their opinion that students in Asian countries are book smart but not creative. Read More Tiger Mother Doesn’t Speak For Me