Friday Links

To accompany my last post on my reading goals for 2016: A year of reading and watching stories by anyone but white men 

Public domain for the win! You do you, New York Public Library!

A great read for all of us who are trying to grasp the concept of being ourselves while everyone else is telling us to be someone else. Where do we draw the line between  taking in criticism and respecting who we are? 

To expand on that thought: Can we just, like, get over they way women talk? Also, don't tell me to lean in. I will lean back as long as I'd like to. 

"Asking women to modify their speech is just another way we are asked to internalize and compensate for sexist bias in the world. We can’t win by eliminating just from our emails and like from our conversations."        

Turning guns into garden tools. Redemption at it's finest.                               

An incredible article about the importance of libraries. And a quote from it...

"But we do need libraries. In a world of superabundant information, they curate and collect and discriminate and care for the good stuff—the stuff really smart people have worked to create and preserve, the stuff you can rely on when you want to understand the world deeply and accurately, the stuff too complicated to come into existence by crowd-sourcing, too unpopular to be foisted on us by corporations or politicians. Librarians—smart, professional, dispassionate about everything but the truth—are the Jedi knights of our culture’s future and deserve to be respected for that."

Have a glorious weekend!