For most of our 3 weeks on the road, I skipped the news entirely; I checked in on social media now and again, but on the whole I let the news of the day pass me by. It was a good break, but now that I’m back at work (all news industry all the time) and on the intertubes all day (you people share some good stuff!) I once again have 20+ browser tabs open at any given time. I may not get to all the good content out there, but I’m giving it the ol’ college try. (Which means what, exactly? Let Google Books be your guide.)
Here are some articles that have been making me say “Right on!” this week.
- How feminists took on the mainstream media and won. Quartz.com, by Kate Groetzinger. Lays out the details of a phenomenon I knew was happening, but didn’t realize was so widespread (or recent).
- Things my male tech colleagues have actually said to me, annotated. The Toast, by Cate Burlington. “‘Haha, that guy thought you were the receptionist!’ Did he? My, what a hilarious turn of events.” MMMMHM.
- The hidden economies of porn. The Atlantic, Joe Pinsker. Totally fascinating look at the effects of a major economic driver that is still largely underground.
- Finding, and connecting with, our son’s sperm donor siblings. Washington Post, by (my friend!) Jordan Namerow. Jordan’s lyrical voice came through in this story – and her son is hella cute.