Share your Subblog in the Cross Thread

‘ello one and all and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. Last week, Lexador made the very excellent suggestion that I shoud ask ya’ll to recommend articles from your corner of the kinjaverse that you think are worth a… » 7/02/15 11:23am Thursday 11:23am

Democracy and Hypocrisy: Scalia's Striking Lack of Logic 

I attended a university where Antonin Scalia taught, and he had many friends remaining among the faculty. When he visited to speak at the law school, I declined to apply for the very sought-after tickets, because I did not want to be in the same room with him.
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Yes, Race and Gender Are Social Constructs. No, They Are Not Alike

Recent events in blackface have brought renewed attention to the concept of social construction. If gender is a social construct and race is as well, some wonder why it’s okay for transgender people to change their gender presentation but not for white people to become black. The answer is that yes, race and gender… » 6/18/15 12:26am 6/18/15 12:26am

A Group Home and a Prescription for Vyvanse: Drugs in Juvenile Court

Courts are dealing with more mentally ill defendants than ever before. As Matt Ford writes for The Atlantic, the Cook County jail in Chicago is an example of how jails are rapidly becoming the country’s largest mental health facilities, ones ill-equipped to deal with the wide-ranging needs of patients. Judges and… » 6/16/15 3:50pm 6/16/15 3:50pm

Sheremetyevo International Airport Has a TGI Friday's & Other Surprises

Recently, I traveled to an academic conference in Helsinki, Finland. The least expensive flight was via Aeroflot, a Russian airline. That was the flight I booked. In order to get to Helsinki, I had a layover in Sheremetyevo International Airport, or SVO, which is located in Russia. Although many online reviewers claim… » 6/14/15 1:13pm 6/14/15 1:13pm

Contacting the Subblogs

I originally made this list in 2014 and there have been significant Kinja changes since then. I’d like to update it. If you are a member of any subblog, please feel free to share this list to your forums, and correct or add contact info in the comments. Also, I’m happy add any group forums that wish to be included —… » 6/14/15 12:15pm 6/14/15 12:15pm

Menu Planning Like a Proper Lady of the House, I Guess

In our house, the agreement is: Karen cooks, Boyfriend cleans up. I hate cleaning up my own messes, but I don’t mind making them. Boyfriend rarely makes anything besides banana bread and chili, so we have agreed this is a fair distribution of labor, particularly if I am allowed to yell, “COME STIR THIS NOW.” » 6/13/15 6:29pm 6/13/15 6:29pm

No, Wearing Makeup is Not “Lying” About Your Appearance

Women know the makeup game is rigged. The only those of us who can win at it are those who are so preternaturally beautiful they look like they’re wearing it even when they’re not. So...a handful of supermodels. K. We’re told that we’re either wearing too much or too little, which makes us either too high maintenance… » 6/10/15 1:50pm 6/10/15 1:50pm

Don't Ever Ask Me for My Daughter's Hand

After I had successfully wrangled and sedated (with milk and bedtime stories) my toddler last night, I plopped myself on the couch. Generally, once the little one is in bed, I try to unwind by eating all of the junk food I can’t eat in front of her and watching all of the television I can’t watch in front of her. It’s… » 6/06/15 6:52pm 6/06/15 6:52pm

The 2016 Presidential Campaign Logos, Examined.

We’re well underway in the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign season, which means candidates are sprouting up like weeds. Over the next few weeks a few more may emerge from their caves, blinking stupidly at the light they’ve never seen before as they try to comprehend its radiance and what that searing… » 6/04/15 12:04pm 6/04/15 12:04pm