Cartoons on Thanksgiving | larrycuban

The national holiday is upon us both in families and in schools. Here are some cartoons that brought a smile to my face. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women-only professorships | Greg Foley

There has been a lot of commentary on the women-only professorships proposed by Mary Mitchell O’Connor.  On balance, it seems that both men and women are in favour of the idea.

There seems to be two arguments made in favour of the proposal:

The first is that women are subjected to out-and-out discrimination by promotion assessment panels who, as a consequence of implicit or explicit bias, favour men over women. Women-only professorships will go some way to counteracting these biases is the argument.

The second seems to be that the entire academic promotion system is biased against those…

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The woke bedtime book | Joanne

Children’s books are going political, writes Joe Pinsker in The Atlantic. There seem to be more left-wing than right-wing parents, he notes. Regnery’s “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, by Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte and told from the perspective of the family’s pet rabbit—was far outsold by a parody of the book overseen by John Oliver’s HBO show that imagined the titular bunny to be gay.”

This year has seen the release of picture books with titles such as Dreamers and W Is for Welcome: A Celebration of America’s Diversity. These are the newest additions to a slate…

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Women-only professorships | Greg Foley

There has been a lot of commentary on the women-only professorships proposed by Mary Mitchell O’Connor.  On balance, it seems that both men and women are in favour of the idea.

There seems to be two arguments made in favour of the proposal:

The first is that women are subjected to out-and-out discrimination by promotion assessment panels who, as a consequence of implicit or explicit bias, favour men over women. Women-only professorships will go some way to counteracting these biases is the argument.

The second seems to be that the entire academic promotion system is biased against those…

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Save children’s literature | Joanne

Save children’s literature from turgid identity politics, writes Carla Wilson, a Toronto-based writer and teacher, in Quillette.

“The children’s literary canon is sinking into the muck of identity politics, with grievance-studies devotees seeking to either ‘de-platform’ older books, or teach them through the single-issue lens of grievances studies,” she writes.

To Kill a Mockingbird must be taught “through a critical, anti-oppression lens,” or not at all, declared an Ontario school board.

I earned a degree in English. but I have no idea what that means. Is there a pro-oppression lens…

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White privilege, White thinking, White spaces: A brief comment | Derek Hopper

 
Students of politics and the social sciences will no doubt be familiar with these concepts but, they may be unfamiliar to many (as a science graduate they were unknown to me until very recently). They have been used in articles about the NZ education system and the achievement gap for maori link, link . The purpose of this blog is to very briefly outline a little of the background to these terms.
The concept of ‘white privilege’ is associated with identity studies, collectively – critical race theory, intersectionality, postcolonial studies, and queer theory which developed out of…

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