Saturday Link Love: Pink Collar Jobs, Miserable Winters, and Library Books

Saturday Link Love: Pink Collar Jobs, Miserable Winters, and Library Books January 7, 2017

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 Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women, on the New York Times—“Women have always entered male-dominated fields — usually well-paid, professional ones — more than men enter female-dominated ones.”

An OB/GYN in Alabama treated a miscarriage. She’s getting sued for wrongful death. on Dr. Jen Gunter—“Allowing this lawsuit to go forward is frightening. … The ruling also sets a chilling precedent regarding viability and fetal personhood.”

Every State, Ranked by How Miserable Its Winters Are, on Thrillist—“In most of America, winter sucks. It is cold out. You don’t feel like doing anything, so you get fat. Pipes freeze. Lips, noses, and cheeks get chapped and raw. Black ice kills. Snow hats look cool until you have to take them off indoors and then your hair looks shitty. It’s horrible.”

On the Collective Personification of a Year and the Devil in Our Current Politics, on JK Jones—“In the days leading up to the election, he called his daughter for a serious conversation.  “I believe this is what’s best for me, but you’re my child, and you have a lot more time left than I do, so what do you think is best for you?” he asked.  She told him she thought Hillary Clinton was the better choice for her future. And that’s how he voted.”

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to “check out” endangered titles, on Boing Boing—“Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley — entering fake driver’s license and address details into the library system — and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library’s patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.”

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