This Week in Misogyny is 1,000,000% Done

This week has been pretty much the worst. The SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby case obviously captivated most of our attention, but the rest of the world didn’t stop being awful either. Fucking hell. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) *Programming note: We’re taking tomorrow off to eat delicious cook-out food and play with small explosives. Happy fourth of July!  Read More This Week in Misogyny is 1,000,000% Done

The Double X Solution: Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

I’ve written a fair amount in my life on the subjects of female empowerment. And I’m not about to stop, because these issues are very close to my heart. However, I have rarely felt as fired up, motivated and inspired as I did yesterday afternoon after dipping into Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. This groundbreaking work explores the far-reaching benefits of empowering and educating women across the globe. Read More The Double X Solution: Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

Lunchtime Poll: 3/22

Cartoon drawing of a pencil with a face and arms and legs. The pencil has his arms up and is smiling.According to the Reader’s Digest that is currently in my bathroom (a gift from my boyfriend’s mom that somehow managed to make its way to our new apartment even though we never gave them our new address. How does that happen??), a Goldman-Sachs interview question is “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?” Read More Lunchtime Poll: 3/22

Higher Education, Model Minorities, and Music

In the grand tradition of the Jewish Intellectual, most of my family members work in or around academia. There’s good historical reasoning behind this: the one area where it’s pretty much always safe to be a Jew is higher education. Read More Higher Education, Model Minorities, and Music

Political Roundup: Broken Promises Make Me Smile

Just to be upfront about how much of a hole I’ve been living in the last two weeks or so–I was cocooned in this wonderful vacation haze where I lay in bed and literally ate truffles, venturing out only to break in my bowling arm and watch some high school basketball–in short, I did not expose myself one bit to political blogs and newspapers that would awaken Angry Meghan (SMASH!!!) and ruin an otherwise lovely break from brain-exercise. Read More Political Roundup: Broken Promises Make Me Smile