Photo by Jesslee Cuizon (Flickr/Creative Commons).
1. Opening the Kimono: Why Undergraduates Should Do Research (Huffington Post)
I agree 100% that undergraduates should do research. The learning opportunities that I got through the Endangered Languages Lab at Swarthmore and UCLA’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research broadened my horizons and helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I do not oppose the premise of this article at all.
However, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek need to think about what this dated, racist, and misogynistic “open kimono” metaphor adds to their argument. Must we liken research to undressing the mysterious Oriental beauty?
2. Green Lantern’s Gay Asian Boyfriend (Angry Asian Man)
While we’re on the topic of sexualities, it appears that Green Lantern’s partner is gaysian!
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