A week filled with a new Pope and a new weekly article round-up without any Pope related news:
- Let’s start with Nina Simon’s blog post aout whiteness privilege and museums. My favorite bit:
“The most galling artifact of white privilege in museums is expressed in their extreme reluctance to confront the reality of increasing irrelevance. Only an organization in the most privileged position could experience declining participation and argue that its relevance is increased because of its relative rarity. Only an organization suffering from extreme delusion and a healthy endowment could dismiss inclusive forms of engagement as “pandering.””
- On another note about museums, Time Magazine wrote about an exhibition exploring the future of museums.
- A brilliant brilliant interview with Eddie Izzard. Seriously, I’d have to copy paste the whole thing here, it is THAT good.
- Gloria Steinem talked to BBC about violence against women. Women Under Siege project focuses on her words regarding “democracy inside the home”. Worth the read. (Via Feministing)
- Laurie Penny wrote this, and you should read it. Feminism is the one F-word that makes eyes widen in polite company.
- Throughout history, more women have died in childbirth than men have died in battle.
- If you are running out of things to read, try books in this article: “How to rule the world: Advice on Work and Life from 7 Female Executives”
- Check out Peter Singer’s latest article on Project Syndicate titled The Ethics of Big Food.
And, to top it off, Game of Thrones if it was shot in 1995: