Wednesday, January 26, 2011

47 Years & Counting...

From NPR's "Fresh Air"

Another excellent interview by Terry Gross. This time she tackled a large range of topics and dabbled into the personal history of Evergreen State College in Washington's professor and author Stephanie Coontz.

Coontz's new book, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, seems to be an excellent collection of interviews and reflections of the affects of Betty Friedan's now notorious description of the "problem without a name."

An interview well worth listening to!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BBC News - Teachers' union warns of dangers of online 'abuse'

From the BBC.

BBC News - Teachers' union warns of dangers of online 'abuse': "More and more teachers are getting abused online - and it is parents, not just pupils doing the bullying.
The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) is telling its members to be more willing to take on the adult bullies.
It has told BBC Radio 5 live that members should be more prepared to take action if parents have made potentially libellous comments on websites..."

Monday, January 10, 2011

Charged with beheading wife, NY man to claim abuse

Charged with beheading wife, NY man to claim abuse: "By CAROLYN THOMPSON
The Associated Press

Saturday, January 8, 2011; 3:12 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It has been nearly two years since Muzzammil Hassan directed police officers in this serene Buffalo suburb to the decapitated remains of his estranged wife inside the Muslim-oriented television station the couple ran.
With his second-degree murder trial set to start, the question for jurors may be less about whether Hassan killed Aasiya Zubair Hassan, 37, after she filed for divorce than about why..."