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Megan @megancarlson ?

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  • Megan wrote a new blog post: May the Odds Be Ever in Our Favor   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A SYTYCB Entry Ok, readers, I have a confession to make: I am OBSESSED with The Hunger Games .  And by that, I don’t mean that I really really like The Hunger Games .  I mean obsessed.  I read the book in a day and saw the movie four times in theaters.  I’ve spent hours watching interviews with star [...]

  • Megan wrote a new blog post: Breast Regards: The “I (heart) Boobies” Bracelet Ban   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A SYTYCB entry In 2010, Eastern Area Middle School in Pennsylvania suspended several middle school students for wearing the “I (heart) boobies” breast-cancer fundraising bracelets. The students then did what any self-respecting tween with money will do– took the school district to court, claiming the ban on the trendy wrist-wear violated their freedom of speech. [...]

  • Originally posted on http://www.carlsonsalon.blogspot.com Finally acknowledging the causal links between lack of preventative care, poor health outcomes, and soaring healthcare costs, the Women’s Preventative Care Amendment of the Affordable Care Act went into effect last week. As of August 1st, 2012 insurance companies must provide for several essential women’s services free of charge, including annual woman-care visits, [...]

  • Megan wrote a new blog post: On Doing “Good Work”: Reflections on Feminist Brunch   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Originally posted on carlsonsalon.blogspot.com Last weekend, my friends, Lucy and Carolyn, organized a small “feminist brunch” for a few of us politically minded women in our mid-twenties. The agenda of the morning was clear: eat delicious assorted breakfast foods, drink mimosas, and talk social justice shop. We arrived early on Saturday morning, passions and appetites ablaze. Over [...]

  • Megan wrote a new blog post: Happy Father’s Day weekend!   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOriginally posted at http://www.carlsonsalon.blogspot.com One of my favorite essays is Lisa Bloom’s “How to Talk to Little Girls.”  In it, she describes the propensity for people to speak to little girls only about physical beauty (you’re so pretty! Isn’t that a cute dress?) at the expense of encouraging young girls’ intellectual development. She describes the problem: Teaching girls [...]

  • Megan wrote a new blog post: (S)He Works Hard for the Money   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Originally posted at  carlsonsalon.blogspot.com Men are  increasingly entering traditionally female-dominated professions , according to recent analysis. Shaila Dewan and Robert Gebeloff reveal that

    An analysis of census data by  The New York Times  shows that from 2000 to 2010, occupations that are more than 70 percent female accounted for almost a third of all job growth for men, double the share of the previous [...]
  • Megan became a registered member   2 years, 4 months ago · View

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