Sunday Scraps 55

1. INCARCERATION: Photo series from Wired inside of juvenile detention centers. Remind me again how we justify putting children in rooms like these for any period of time?

2. BOOKS: Saundra Mitchell articulately points out that girls read books with boy protagonists all the time, and consequently the argument that we need more YA boy books is flawed. We need to teach boys that some stories are universal.

3. DATING: GOOD Magazine does a whole series on deal breakers. Since DealBreakers is one of my favorite I’ve-had-a-lot-of-wine-and-I-want-to-make-lists games, I enjoyed it very much.

4. ABORTION: Amazing piece in the NYT by Susan Heath telling the common, but often untold, story of married mothers who seek the services of Planned Parenthood.

5. INK: Nerdy tattoos. Many are too nerdy for me to get, but I’m nonetheless fascinated by the things people choose to wear forever.

6. MASSACHUSETTS: List of fake town names from my home state in McSweeney’s. I’ve since learned this will probably not be funny unless you’re from Massachusetts.

Related Post: Sunday last, Trayvon and race, Peter Dinklage, used yoga mats.

Related Post: Two Sundays past, nail art, baby ear piercing, Romans vs. the U.S. military.

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5 responses to “Sunday Scraps 55

  1. helenbettencourtchase

    Wow. That essay about abortion is so eloquent! I always love these Sunday collections you do– they’re always such a good mix!

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  4. Thanks for the DealBreakers tip!

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