Monday Miscellany: Blimps, Boundaries, Bodily Experiences

1. Did you know you can see footage of a glacier from 1937? Did you know you can see footage of a glacier from 1937 filmed from The Hindenburg?  (Yes, that one). h/t Jeff Wagg

2. This article in The Atlantic begins as West Point Professor Who Contemplated a Coup and goes pretty immediately to cloacas, which are helpfully defined as a kind of animal orifice.

3. Lovely Miri is writing at Everyday Feminism with an article on setting boundaries with your therapist.

4. Two religions are having marriage crises, with two single women for every single man.

5. Stephanie rounds up writing on improving the ‘diversity panel’ at conferences.

6. California reduces its use of solitary confinement. More on the use of solitary confinement across the U.S. here.

7. Romantic chess.

8. How does anorexia impact the internal experience of being in your body?

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5 thoughts on “Monday Miscellany: Blimps, Boundaries, Bodily Experiences

  1. I feel really bad for the Mormon and Jewish girls. I can’t imagine.

    I wonder if anyone’s studied Tech schools for opposite effects. Maybe ones in college towns?

  2. Sorry in advance if this question offends anyone, feel free to delete it if you don’t want to answer it. I’m a man and I’m trying to develop a consistent model of the preferences of feminist women like yourself. In other contexts I’ve seen feminist women get upset when a woman’s appearance is emphasized in conjunction with her professional accomplishments. In line with this, I was confused to see a feminist blogger referred to as “lovely” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lovely?s=t) in conjunction with a non-appearance-related article about setting boundaries with therapists. This seems like the sort of thing that feminists would complain reinforces patriarchal norms about women being valued for their appearance over their accomplishments etc. Am I missing something?

    1. mmm, maybe this is a linguistic difference based on where you live, but “lovely” in my circles is applied to both genders, and usually means essentially “kind + good” or just “good”

      ie “that was a lovely talk you gave” would make sense, and is a thing I’ve said about both men and women’s talks.

  3. @JPA The article suggests you might be able to look at the atheist community to see the opposite effect: “According to the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of self-described atheists are men. Statistically speaking, an atheist meeting may be one of the best places for single women to meet available men.” Anecdotally speaking I definitely think it’s there.

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