Public School (In USA) are “Majority Minority” in 2014
- On the myth of minority: http://bit.ly/1niXZ0C
We need feminism because human beings are more complex and beautiful than restrictive, outdated, and harmful gender binaries.
- Zeynep Tufekci from this piece: https://medium.com/message/peoples-climate-march-can-we-scale-up-the-politics-of-humanity-ace57e0985f
- http://nyti.ms/1rU1sCM by Tara Mohr
Best definition of diversity, ever:
Diversity is when you invite many different kinds of people to sit at your table. You look for difference in terms of age, race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, ethnicity, etc. But equity means addressing the fact that some people come to the table without a fork, some have two plates or none at all, some expect to be waited on, and some are more accustomed to doing the serving. Equity attempts to ensure that everyone can sit down to eat together on terms of equality.”
When people think of new businesses, what they typically draw from is the same old business models. But, business models can be a huge way to innovate. offering subscription when the other options are all Pay a year upfront can be a new way of adding value. So here, a big master list to consider for your own stuff.
Researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.
A new study out of the George Washington University School of Business suggests that a wholehearted embrace of walkable urban development would strengthen the American economy in addition to providing the less tangible benefits associated with living and working in walkable communities. http://bit.ly/1oNV2Fe
<3 this book:
The latest anti-feminism campaign is a Tumblr called Women Against Feminism. But the participants aren’t against feminism, exactly. They just don’t get it.
An April 2013 poll found just 16 percent of men and 23 percent of women in America identify as feminists. The women behind Women Against Feminism aren’t exactly a minority. However, that same poll found 82 percent of all Americans agree with the statement “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” That’s the simplest and most accurate definition of feminism, but the movement has come to be seen as anti-men, liberal, radical, pro-choice, and many other things that it is not.
- http://maxschireson.com/2014/08/05/1137/ (via heif)
Spark Camp is a next-generation convener. They engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action; facilitate important conversations that propel society forward; and they form an enduring and diverse network of innovative thinkers set on bringing about positive change in their worlds.
This design observer podcast talks about how the design of the conference leads to its success.