Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Reading

How Men on Tinder React When Your Profile Says You’re Not There to Hook Up
by Kati Heng
How would men on Tinder treat someone who told them upfront she had a boyfriend? How would they treat a girl who asked to be left alone? And would it be different than how women would treat a boy saying the exact same things? Doug and I decided to set up Tinder profiles to see.
Read More at The Vagenda


What Is Authentically Harlem?
by Jeremiah Moss
Last week, the Columbia Spectator published an op-ed entitled "Is Columbia really destroying Harlem’s authenticity?" Written by first-year student Cristian Zaharia, it supports the school's expansion into Harlem, which was made possible via eminent domain. Zaharia argues that Harlem's authentic culture is not African-American, but one of ever-changing cultures dating back to the Dutch, and that the expansion "will be the start of a new, fresh era for the neighborhood." 
On his Facebook page, Harlem historian and activist Michael Henry Adams wrote a reasoned and impassioned response. It is reproduced here in full, with his permission
Read More at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York


Triumphing ‘Mad Men’s Peggy Olson
by Sarah Smyth 
In the proclaimed “golden age of television,” female characters, it seem, get a pretty raw deal. Not only is there a lack of female-driven shows (or, perhaps more accurately, a lack of critical consensus surrounding female driven shows), but there’s also a keen hatred towards any female characters deemed “unlikable.” Take, for example, Breaking Bad. Despite Walter White becoming a drug kingpin, murderer, and rapist, Skyler, his wife, elicited a vitriolic response from the audience. Most worryingly, as the actress who played Skyler, Anna Gunn, noted, this response was deeply rooted in sexism and misogyny: “I finally realized that most people’s hatred of Skyler had little to do with me and a lot to do with their own perception of women and wives. Because Skyler didn’t conform to a comfortable ideal of the archetypical female, she had become a kind of Rorschach test for society, a measure of our attitudes toward gender.” 
Read More at Bitch Flicks


Leave me alone
by D H Kelly
Charlie Brooker's most recent Black Mirror drama, 'White Christmas', aptly demonstrates a gender divide in the concerns we might have about technology; men are afraid of being ignored, while women want to be left alone.
Read More at The F Word


US River Mapping
by Keir Clarke
Hydro Hierarchy is a map of the largest rivers in the United States and their monthly river flows. Select a river segment on the map and you can view a chart of its 2014 monthly river flow.





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