Saturday Link Love: Star Wars Sexism, Segregated Schools, and Savage Statements

Saturday Link Love: Star Wars Sexism, Segregated Schools, and Savage Statements January 13, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

Internalized Sexism and Star Wars: My Long-Overdue Apology to Luke Skywalker, on The Mary Sue—“My humblest apologies to you, Luke Skywalker. It’s not that you became great in The Last Jedi, it’s that you always were great. I was just too blinded by prescribed gender norms to see it.”

Despite Concerns Over Child Safety, Homeschool Lobby Aims to Avoid Regulation, on TPM—“HSLDA’s prime mission is providing legal assistance to home-schooling parents, sometimes including criminal defense and public relations for members charged with abusing or mistreating children.”

We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. on Vox—“If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your family lived in that school’s attendance zone. You probably didn’t think twice about it.”

Andy Savage’s Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because It Was Wrong. on Christianity Today—“No one should ever receive a standing ovation when it comes to alleged abuse—unless it’s directed at a victim with the courage to speak out.”

The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’, on The Guardian—“Even among empathetic, worldly students, I’m finding a grain of this same kind of expectation: the refugee must make good.”

Idaho protects the rights of faith healers. Should it? on High County News—“In many states, parents who choose prayer over medicine can be charged with negligent homicide if their child dies. Not in Idaho.”

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