Saturday Link Love: Denisovans, Sexual Assault, and Civil Rights

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.

Research finds clues about Interbreeding among Ancient Humans and Denisovans, on PerfScience—“The genomes of modern Papuan individuals contain approximately 5 per cent Denisovan ancestry.”

The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism, on the Atlantic—“When I saw the sign for the Emmett Till Museum, I knew I had to take the next exit. As a Ph.D. student in American history studying the civil-rights movement, it felt almost like an obligation. My only hesitation was that my 7-year-old son was in the car too.”

Boys Often Don’t Recognize When They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted, on The Cut—“I’d assumed, at least for heterosexual boys, that we’d talk about what they thought it meant to get consent from a girl, how they’d define assault. What surprised me was how often the boys brought up their own experience of unwanted sex.”

Obituary: Millie Dunn Veasey, pioneering sergeant turned rights activist, on the BBC—“In December 1942, a year after the US had joined World War Two, she saw posters – all featuring beautiful white women – encouraging women to join the military. … “I thought to myself that if those white women can do it, so can I,” she said shortly before her 100th birthday.”

Rosa Parks’ Pancake Recipe Helps Us See The Human Side Of A Hero, on Main Public—“But as we find in this week’s episode of The Sporkful food podcast, this recipe is actually a window into a time and place, and a person most of us know little about.”

Meet HSLDA, The Most Powerful Religious-Right Lobby You’ve Never Heard Of, on The Establishment—“The Home School Legal Defense Association has fomented a culture of suspicion and wild conspiracy theories that may put children in danger.”

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