Saturday Link Love: Little Women, Moana Kea, and Nimby

Saturday Link Love: Little Women, Moana Kea, and Nimby August 3, 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!

What Is Gained by Remaking Little Women as White as the Original? on The Mary Sue—“In real life, Alcott was both an abolitionist and a feminist, with her and her family serving as station masters on the Underground Railroad and activist Frederick Douglass frequently visiting there.”

Why We Shouldn’t Build the 30-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, on Skepchick—“This telescope would also fit nicely in the Canary Islands, but this is easier for people who don’t care about Mauna Kea. Because we “own” the land already.”

Whither Evangelical Purity Culture? Thoughts on the Legacy of a Lost Pastor, on National Review—“The youth ministry had gone all-in on purity culture. The previous youth pastor had even declared “no date ’98,” placing a moratorium on every kid in the youth group: not even a single date for the entire year.” Note: This piece is by David French. It’s also on the National Review. However, it’s worth reading in its analysis of what Josh Harris’ teachings did to the mainstream evangelical youth group world of the 1990s. 

The Nimby Principle, on CityLab—“It’s hard to escape the fact that most of the communities that glommed onto Livable California represent older, whiter, and more affluent homeowners from some of the most desirable enclaves in California.”

Trump’s racism is an impeachable offense. The precedent of Andrew Johnson proves it, on Think—“…they aren’t an imaginary list of offenses compiled by Congress to hold Trump accountable for his transgressions; they are actual excerpts from Article 10, the most important of the 11 impeachment articles brought by Congress against an earlier president: Andrew Johnson.”

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid, on ProPublica Illinois—“Borst said he first became suspicious when a high school counselor from an affluent Chicago suburb called him about a year ago to ask why a particular student had been invited to an orientation program for low-income students.”

Behold, the Millennial Nuns, on HuffPost—“More and more young women are being called to the religious life, after 50 straight years of decline. What on earth is going on?” Note: This article piqued my interest in part because a girl who lived on the same dorm floor I did at my secular state college became a nun shortly after graduating. 

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