What I’m reading

As this winter drags on forever, I’ve started to dig further and further into my bookshelf and Google Reader, and have found some pretty cool things to read.  Here’s what I’ve been picking at lately – what about you?

  • Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg – I just started this and it’s already making me seriously think about the kind of world us women are setting up for ourselves.  Is calling something “work-life balance” and putting those two words at odds with each other any different than calling one movement “pro-choice” and the other “pro-life”?  Did I judge my classmates too harshly for decisions I would have applauded had they been male, even in our women-dominated college?  Am I really sitting at the table?  I’m definitely going to keep thinking about this – let me know what you think of her ideas.
  • This article about how Downton Abbey is just a retelling of Fiddler on the Roof.  OR, is Fiddler just the best way to tell the story of modernization, cultural understanding, and the inevitability of pissing off your parents?
  • The New York Times section that features MY SISTER, Kat (see the Judge John Hodgman piece on the far right).  This page is kind of a mish-mash of weirdness, but the important thing is that a) Kat got into the NYTimes magazine (beating me even though it’s part of my five year plan!) and b) that she won her argument with her friend.
  • This article that simplifies just how crucial the Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8 could be.  I still can’t believe that decades after we had the same exact argument about interracial marriage, people still have to fight to be with the people they love and have that relationship recognized by the government.  So ready for us to grow up as a nation and start treating people as we say we do – “with liberty and justice for all.”  Follow the case on HRC’s website for up-to-date information.
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