Saturday Link Love: Academic Achievement, Purity Culture, and Regret

Saturday Link Love: Academic Achievement, Purity Culture, and Regret October 29, 2016

Saturday Link Love is a new 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.

Why The Academic Achievement Gap Is A Racist Idea, on African American Intellectual History Society—“What if we measured literacy by how knowledgeable individuals are about their ownenvironment: how much individuals knew all those complex equations and verbal and nonverbal vocabularies of their everyday life?”

The Trump Supporters…Who Are Secretly Voting for Hillary, on Marie Claire—“Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, I’ve come to find that Melody is not the only conservative woman in my community who’s secretly voting Democrat.”

How We Teach Purity Culture Isn’t the Problem—Purity Culture Itself Is the Problem, by Samantha Field—“A preoccupation with purity is not a realistic approach to sexuality, and it does not empower us to make responsible, holistic decisions regarding sex.”

Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They’d Never Had Kids, on Marie Claire—“It’s a huge taboo, admitting this kind of thing, but there’s a growing and largely ignored group of mothers all over the world who are confessing their regret over having children.”

The Most Astute Analysis of American Politics in 2016? SNL’s “Black Jeopardy!” Sketch, on Slate—“In telling the story of the white workers who backed Trump, they missed the perspective of the black ones who rejected him. “

The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation, on Born Again Minimalist—“So if millennials aren’t a bunch of spoiled brats with an entitlement mentality who need a trophy just for putting on pants in the morning, what are they?”

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