It seems like it’s been forever since I managed a Saturday Surfing post, but I decided to make it a nap time priority today (instead of the millions of other things I need to do…). A few of these links have been hanging out waiting to be shared, so they’re a little old…
Finds of the Week:
- Calling All Carnivores Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat: A Contest, New York Times Magazine — A call for essays on why it is ethical to eat meat. Judges include Peter Singer, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Andrew Light. This should be interesting.
- Don’t Punish Mothers, Stand & Deliver — The importance of respecting patients’ wishes and values, treating them with dignity, and to upholding their autonomy, even when it differs from the physician’s views.
- GMO Labeling Infographic, Just Label It — Click the infographic to add your name to the petition.
- Silly Games: Self Directed Playful Learning, Childhood101 — A post about the little games children play and why we should stop ourselves from intervening to reduce “mess,” etc.
- Still a Fast-Food Nation: Eric Schlosser Reflects on 10 Years Later, The Daily Beast — Ten years after his seminal book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser reflects on how little has changed in the production, safety, and consumption in America—but why he’s still hopeful.
- Teenage Girls Want Phone Sex? Turn Me On, Dammit! Honestly Explores Teenage Sexuality, Slate — Review of a Norwegian film that won best screenplay at Tribeca Film Festival, and explores teenage girl’s sexuality. There’s a trailer at the end. This film looks and sounds like a must see.
- Tragedy Gives The Hoodie A Whole New Meaning, NPR — What does a hoodie mean? Cultural history and trying to change its sinister reputation.