From my other blog:
We’ve had an enormous flood of stories coming in. We have now have a wonderful, terrible online repository of anecdotes showing a variety of things– the truly horrible sexism and abuse that are still out there in philosophy, the subtler problems and the ways that good intentions can backfire. Equally importantly, though, we’ve also had a flood of stories about good things– which can be found under Do Try This at Home.
We’ve also heard from many people who are overwhelmed by this flood. And it seems to us that it might be productive to take a break from the story-telling for a while, giving people a chance to reflect and discuss the stories that have been told.
Our plan, then, is to stop accepting stories for a while on 10 December. We’re not entirely sure yet what we’ll do at that point– we’re considering a number of options. But we can guarantee you that we will be back, accepting stories again, sometime later in 2011.
So if you want your story to appear this year, do send it in by 10 December!
If you have thoughts about what to do post-hiatus, do put them in comments here. We’re considering trying to do another blog inviting readers to reflect on how to deal with specific problems highlighted on the stories blog, but we’re not sure how well that would work. (E.g., are there enough stories that would generate productive discussion?) I do plan– when I get the chance– to do some posts here reflecting on the stories blog.
A shocker! Of course, the reason has to be prevention of infection rather than contraception. I predict that many Catholics who had previously not feared infection will find themselves deciding that it’s better to be safe than sorry. For more on this, see here. And for a discussion of unintentional contraception and the Doctrine of Double Effect go here.
(Thanks, David and Pragmatic Realist!)
Can anyone suggest feminist work written in the last ten years that discusses how important one’s community is for one’s developing knowledge? That is, the importance of the community in offering corrections, new material and providing alternative perspectives, etc. in the creation or development of the knowledge. I’ve thinking here of the fairly local community, without wanting to dismiss the very fine feminist work on including the developing world in knowledge communities.
It’s here. Monkey’s post on letters of recommendation is selected. And so is Jender’s new blog!
According to a recent survey of teenage girls conducted by Girl Scouts of the United States (the survey wasn’t restricted to girl scouts), teenage girls play down their intelligence and kindness when interacting with others online. The survey of more than 1,000 girls ages 14 through 17 found that while 82 percent of girls said they come across as “smart” in real life, and 76 percent said they were “kind,” the most common words girls used when talking about their online personas were “fun” and “funny.”