Saturday Link Love: Parenting while Poor, an Inner Life, and Green Book

Saturday Link Love: Parenting while Poor, an Inner Life, and Green Book March 2, 2019

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 Mistress’s Tools, on The Nation—“Barnes doubled down on slave ownership, embracing white supremacy as a means to overcome her disempowerment on the basis of gender. Her opposition to patriarchy and her subjugation of black people were one in the same; in fact, they were mutually constitutive.”

The Trauma Floor: The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators in America, on The Verge—“She spent the past three and a half weeks in training, trying to harden herself against the daily onslaught of disturbing posts: the hate speech, the violent attacks, the graphic pornography.”

The Crime of Parenting While Poor, on New Republic—“The ultimate challenge, though, may not be whether ACS can develop more supportive programs—or even whether it can get poor families to trust the agency again. It’s whether society as a whole can stop criminalizing poverty and embrace the idea that poor families are worthy of compassion.”

How to Grant Your Child an Inner Life, on the New Yorker—“As my children get older, I’m realizing how profoundly my instincts have been shaped by this culture of constant supervision, which wants to believe that it’s the same thing as intimacy.”

Well, Actually, Voting for a Woman Does Matter, on Dame—“While Bernie Sanders dismisses ‘identity politics’ as a distraction, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren are focusing their campaigns on the child-care crisis, and calling it what it is: gender oppression.”

The Problems with Green Book Start with Its Title, and Don’t Stop Coming, on Esquire—“The Best Picture winner gets pretty much everything about racism in America totally wrong.”

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