Saturday Link Love: The Right to Kill, a Reckoning, and a Discontinued Swimsuit Contest

Saturday Link Love: The Right to Kill, a Reckoning, and a Discontinued Swimsuit Contest June 16, 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.

The Right to Kill, on Foreign Policy—“The Kamayurá are among a handful of indigenous peoples in Brazil known to engage in infanticide and the selective killing of older children. Those targeted include the disabled, the children of single mothers, and twins.”

How Complementarianism Played Into My Sexual Abuse Under My Former Pastor, Doug Wilson (By Natalie Greenfield), on Jory Micah—“Complementarian theology is too easy for corrupt humans to abuse and all humans are corrupt to some degree because we all fall short of God’s glory.”

In Academia, Professors Coming On to You Is on the Syllabus, on Splinter—“The problem of sexual harassment in higher education isn’t a new one. One of the first major stories the New York Times ever published on the subject of sexual harassment, in 1977, focused on a lawsuit filed by multiple women against male professors at Yale University.”

A Brief Note on Paige Patterson’s Defenders, on Commonplaces—“The consequences of this failure are legion: Abusers are protected. Victims of abuse are silenced. And the claims of the Christian faith are publicly discredited by our failure to show in a very obvious way the love and compassion of Christ to the hurting and the vulnerable.”

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning, on The Atlantic—“The notorious 1998 New York Times op-ed by Gloria Steinem must surely stand as one of the most regretted public actions of her life. It slut-shamed, victim-blamed, and age-shamed; it urged compassion for and gratitude to the man the women accused.”

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture, on Wired—“Holmes and Balwani regarded anyone who raised a concern or an objection as a cynic and a nay-sayer. Employees who persisted in doing so were usually marginalized or fired, while sycophants were promoted.”

I’m a former Miss America winner. Good riddance to the swimsuit competition, on Vox—“When I walked onstage in January of 2013 (wearing white, might I add), I may have been confident in my body but I was also mentally exhausted. For six straight months, I had obsessed over swimsuit preparation.”

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