New Look and Friday Reads

Doing a little updating to the blog’s look today — I’m still learning all the tricks that WordPress provides, but today I think I’ve reached a new level of technological prowess:  Adobe photoshopping together my own header!  It’s probably no big deal to most of you computer-savvy readers, but for me, it’s kind of a big deal.

Friday Reads:

Is the academic legal community out of touch?  Chief Justice Roberts thinks so.

Why we all benefit from a system that found Casey Anthony not guilty.

An interview with Push author Sapphire that has been on my mind this week.

And, to wrap things up, does joking about prison rape make you a terrible person?  Probably.  Absolutely.  But I still love Betty White.



    • pinkbriefcase

      Sapphire said that she wrote about the harshest parts of the abuse that Precious’s son suffers because we have to see the terribleness of it all in order to understand that facet of our community. And that if it was hard to read, then imagine having to experience it every day. And I guess I’ve just been thinking about how I look away during those scenes in movies and wondering if I was really strong enough to handle reading about those experiences, must less living through them. And it made me wonder how a community can help people who have suffered so harshly without really embracing and knowing the pain too — like, can we really shelter our own hearts and eyes without implying that we don’t want to know about it and we don’t want to hear victims tell their stories? But I’m still processing it, I guess. I’m not really ready to have an opinion just yet.

  1. emilylhauser

    Thanks so much for linking to me…!

    And may I just say, for the record, that I, too, still love Betty White. Aside from anything else, I actually went to St. Olaf College, and that’s as close to a sorority as St. Olaf gets.

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