Interesting Writings for a Rainy Weekend

Today’s theme: writings about perception.

1) Being married to a political scientist, this caught my eye, about how myths propagated by the media about politics would be out the window in favor of actual stats  if political scientists wrote the news:

http://www.slate.com/id/2256068/

2) A great op-ed piece about how U.S. perceptions about gays are changing, especially among men, towards equality:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/opinion/05blow.html?ref

3) An article that helpfully explains weird claims we’ve been having lately about how women are making publishing and SF wussy, despite actual facts to the contrary:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/cession+hatching+gender+crisis/3116160/story.html

4) A very touching op-ed from movie critic Roger Ebert on racism and the school mural in Prescott, Arizona:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/06/how_would_i_feel_if.html

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