Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lili's photo for the day

In this day and age, otherwise identical scrap books for use in primary school with gender stereotyped cover designs, found for sale in an Australian supermarket, with no gender-neutral version to be seen? 

Looks like another disappointing example of New wave and old-fashioned sex segregation in everyday Australian life, and around the world

Monday, January 18, 2016

Lili's tip for the day

There's an interview with Darold Treffert in New Scientist, mostly behind a registration-wall. Says something about a new centre opened in his name, or something....

Lili's question for the day

I was watching a report on TV about some bloke who was lost at sea and left treading water for days, who experienced many hallucinations before he was rescued, one of them the Virgin Mary. So does that mean that if that happened to me, as an atheist, I'd hallucinate the lovely Richard Dawkins? 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lili's recommendation for the day

Brilliant summer reading:

Born to Be Conned.
Maria Konnikova
December 5th 2015 New York Times

Why bullshit is no laughing matter.

Gordon Pennycook
Aeon. January 6th 2016

Five Reasons Why Gendered Products are a Problem.

Lisa Wade
December 31st 2015 Sociological Images

The Poor Side of Life.

Lumosity Ordered To Quit Claiming Their Games Make Users Smarter, Prevent Dementia.
Laura Northrup
January 5th 2016 Consumerist

RSA Daily.