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Joy Castro
Author, mother, professor. Restless, happy, loves justice & hard work. . . . . Furious. Kind.
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Roopika Risam 6h
Solidarity to our colleagues at the University of Alaska. If there are ways we can help, give a holler.
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Joy Castro 8h
Kate Atkinson. And sit down.
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Joy Castro 8h
“Rape victims must yell, cry and fight, says the Army that trained us for years to be silent, strong and obedient.” (Wow: much like some religions I could name. Or the code of masculinity in general…)
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Joy Castro 8h
Honest opinion: Going to wonderful restaurants as a woman alone, ordering delicious food & wine, & happily reading something fascinating & serious are public-service, perception-shifting activities. I’m always so surprised to learn of women who fear to. I promise: it’s lovely.
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Joy Castro 9h
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“All of which suggests a problem with the advice directed at women to ‘lean in’, display ambition, and advertise their abilities…: it risks being an exhortation to women to get better at mimicking the dysfunctional traits of precisely those men who make the worst leaders.”
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Joy Castro 9h
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But seriously: “We habitually interpret traits such as overconfidence and self-absorption as signs of high ability, though in fact they’re negatively correlated with it.…Men come to dominate the upper echelons because they’re more likely to manifest such traits.”
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Joy Castro 9h
Why do people ask rhetorical questions
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Joy Castro 9h
“But aren’t we accustomed to the idea that love is a sufficient reason to take caring actions in other areas of life? The environmentalist Derrick Jensen has written that when people ask why he bothers, he tells them: 'Because I’m in love...”
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Joy Castro Jul 21
“What do these women have in common? Well, a desire to showcase their powers.” — on the “irresistibly feline, mature sexuality” & “intellectual and sexual provocation” of gray hair
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Joy Castro Jul 21
“With this remark, [Epstein] reduced all those girls he’d harmed to a single, infinitely available…food. There could be no more vulgar, reductive image of female sexuality than this: a cheap, edible circle of dough. A consumable hole.” —
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Joy Castro Jul 21
“She used the term REO—which stands for real estate-owned, and refers to properties owned by a lender after an unsuccessful foreclosure—an acronym she didn't expect to stump the head of the agency tasked with monitoring them.”
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Joy Castro Jul 20
A woman settled for less & less from the man she loved; then she left & was free again. An essay. Probably important.
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Refinery29 Jul 21
“Even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days you have already created lifelong, lasting trauma,” said.
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Elle De Sylva ❄️ Jul 21
As an Australian I find it odd that Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib are seen as the “far left” when they’re just fighting for things that, well, pretty much every other developed country has had for years. Just my two cents.
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Joy Castro Jul 21
Yes, alas: Buckhannon, WV. (WV is emphatically *not* the South.)
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The New York Times Jul 21
If "The Lion King" were true to big-cat life, it wouldn't even be called "The Lion King." It would be “The Lion Queen." In nature, females rule the pride.
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Keith Boykin Jul 21
Sit back young folk and check out this 60-second master class in shade.
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Jenn Abel Kovitz Jul 21
Today is my fifth anniversary at . When I was hired, we didn’t have a name, an editorial staff, or a single book signed up. I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and gratitude for what we’ve been able to accomplish since.
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Joy Castro Jul 21
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Checked-out dad is way more into his phone…
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Joy Castro Jul 21
Lovely dinner out alone at a wonderful place but these horrible upper-middle-class parents at the next table are making their 3 children pose for photos & then hassling the eldest about the SAT. Watching the smiles fall off these kids’ faces the second the photos are snapped…
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