Skip to content

School dance linky

Lovely wee article from the Sunday Star Times about school dances for 12-year-olds. I like to imagine Ira Glass introducing this as a “This American Life” story.

This one has spread steadily across my social networks this past week: Why do we hate things teen girls love?

David R shared this great Digg longread about the secret history of the Myers-Briggs test (including a foray into racist detective fiction, oddly enough).

I love it when Andrew O’Hehir, Salon’s film reviewer, files on politics. This is epic:
The Republican suicide ballad: The party that can’t govern and the country that hates its guts.

The Alligator shared this link about a group of restaurants moving to a no-tipping-allowed model, adding the comment: “An excellent read as to why we need to pay people in the restaurant industry more than a pittance, and change how we think about dining. We need to move away from an antiquated system that evolved from having servants & slaves- and recognize the value of the people providing your experience.” It’s also just a great read to discover how the economics of a restaurant play out – of course it’s US-specific but there will be stuff here relevant to business owners and particularly hospitality peeps anywhere.

And finally, via Karen, Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Stephanie | October 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    “Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting.”
    The thing is, I respect everyone else’s lived experiences, but my lived experience working at a railway company which is Extremely Blokey (and an engineering consultancy before that) is that I’m far more likely to be talked over by a female accountant than a male engineer. And yes, I’ve had the occasional run ins with individual men, but _everyone_ had run ins with them, I was just less willing to put up with their bullshit and escalated up to management. Is that a New Zealand thing, like there isn’t a problem with catcalling here, or am I really that socially oblivious and/or lucky in my work environments?

  2. morgue | October 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Good question, and one I am ill-equipped to answer. Maybe someone else will weigh in?

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *