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Federal judge says a public charter school violated Equal Protection by requiring girls (and not boys) to wear skirts.

WaPo reports.Baker Mitchell, founder of the Roger Bacon Academy, which runs Charter Day School [in North Carolina]... explained in an email that the dress code, along with other policies, were meant to “preserve chivalry and respect among young women and men.” He cited societal concerns such as “teen pregnancies” and “casual sex” for the need to create a learning environment that “embodied traditional values.”...According to the decision, the skirt requirement forced girls to “pay constant atten...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Etiquette, North Carolina, Howard, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Equal Protection Clause, Sex And Education, Trump's Access Hollywood remarks, Baker Mitchell, Roger Bacon Academy, Malcolm Howard -RSB


"At Stanford, she said, she saw students rely on their parents to set up play dates with people in their dorm or complain to their child’s employers when an internship didn’t lead to a job."

"She" = Julie Lythcott-Haims, "the former dean of freshmen at Stanford and the author of 'How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,'" quoted in "The Unstoppable Snowplow Parent/Helicopter parents are so 20th century. Snowplow parents keep their children’s futures obstacle-free — even if it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries" (NYT).In the 1990s... parents began filling afternoons and weekends with lessons, tutors and traveling sports ga...
Tags: Children, Law, Relationships, Stanford, New York Times, Motherhood, Hypocrisy, Felicity Huffman, Baby Boomers, Huffman, Julie Lythcott Haims, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, These Kids Today, Operation Varsity Blues


"If you could speak to animals, which animals would you want to talk to?"/"Deep-sea fish."

From "The Stylist Embracing Messy Hair/Meet Dylan Chavles." Just a New York Magazine set of questions for a person, this one happening to be a hair stylist who stole the idea that I had when I was 10. I became famous in my own fantasy as the designer of The Mess-Up, the brilliant new approach to hairstyling done by messing it up.And I'm also pretty sure that deep sea fish have nothing interesting to say. You know, they're under a lot of pressure, but they don't even notice.ADDED: There's always ...
Tags: Law, New York Magazine, Hairstyles, Wittgenstein, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Animals Are Jerks


Nostalgia cookie of the day: Devil's Food Squares.

Look at this great commercial:That was the one cookie we always had at my house when I was a child — because these were the cookies my father liked. There were other cookies — Hydrox, Oreo, Vanilla Wafers, Pecan Sandies, Scooter Pies — but the king of all cookies was the Devil's Food Square. And I love the outdoor ethos of the commercial. These were clearly boys' cookies. Boys and grizzly bears' cookies. And I have to give this my "logos" tag for that Nabisco logo (which turns into a cowboy on a...
Tags: Law, Advertising, Bears, Logos, Devil, Cookie, Nabisco, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Devil s Food Squares


"There’s no drumroll for the 'goodbye to paper,' no editor’s letter extolling the virtues of the more immediate future — we’re off the newsstand but on all your devices!"

"There are no clues that this is a milestone moment in the struggle for survival of old media, and how women relate to the sisters-in-arms-advice-over-wine voice of the magazine, one that is now moving from their mailboxes to their inboxes. It is, consequently, both an anthropologist’s treasure, a perfect example of what exactly the problem is with legacy fashion magazines in the early 21st century — stories that can’t get published until well past their relevancy date (hasn’t everyone done that...
Tags: Law, Vanessa Friedman, MEGHAN MARKLE, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Hippies, Women's Magazines


"We thought we could control it. And this is beyond our power to control. This is going straight to the pleasure centers of the developing brain. This is beyond our capacity as regular parents to understand."

"This is scar tissue talking. We’ve made every mistake in the book, and I think we got it wrong with some of my kids. We glimpsed into the chasm of addiction, and there were some lost years, which we feel bad about."Said Chris Anderson (chief executive of a robotics and drone company and a former editor of Wired), quoted in "A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley/'I am convinced the devil lives in our phones'" (NYT).I grew up with television, which was the scr...
Tags: Technology, Children, Law, Fathers, Silicon Valley, Chris Anderson, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, These Kids Today


Cesar Sayoc was "a stripper with a ‘steroid problem.'"

As the NY Post puts it. I'm hanging out with the NY Post this morning, for some reason. I see a Cesar Sayoc story, so I will throw this one at you, because I can see from the comments yesterday that you really, really want to talk about this man, whose name I refrained even from writing yesterday. There are 3 quotes from my mother that I heard time and again when I was growing up and that spring to the front of my mind when I think about this news story: 1. "He's only trying to get attention," 2...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Law, Ny Post, Don, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Insanity, Midterm Bombs, Cesar Sayoc


Shredded.

So me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our @Utah_Football tickets in cash. We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mom for the season... Well we couldn’t find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $1,060. pic.twitter.com/93R9BWAVDE — BB (@Benbelnap) October 2, 2018 Via "A 2-year-old shredded $1,060 of his family’s cash. His mom cried — until she laughed" (WaPo). Strangely, these people are better off. They got their cute-kid story in the press....
Tags: Comedy, Money, Children, Law, Henry, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Bureau of Engraving


Framing Brett Kavanaugh as an exemplar of masculine anger and aggression.

I'm reading "Brett Kavanaugh and the Adolescent Aggression of Conservative Masculinity" by Alexandra Schwartz in The New Yorker. Schwartz writes about Kavanaugh's "wildly emotional performance, in which he alternated between shouting, as he blamed the Clintons and the Democrats for conspiring to torpedo his nomination to the Supreme Court, and weeping, as he spoke about the pain that he and his family have experienced in the weeks since accusations of sexual assault against him became public."Fi...
Tags: Crying, Supreme Court, Bullying, Law, Fraternities, John Wayne, Dianne Feinstein, Emotion, Trump, Alex Jones, Schwartz, Sheldon Whitehouse, Anthony Perkins, Clintons, Kavanaugh, Bob The


"Durkheim saw groups and communities as being in some ways like organisms—social entities that have a chronic need..."

"... to enhance their internal cohesion and their shared sense of moral order. Durkheim described human beings as 'homo duplex,' or 'two-level man.' We are very good at being individuals pursuing our everyday goals (which Durkheim called the level of the 'profane,' or ordinary). But we also have the capacity to transition, temporarily, to a higher collective plane, which Durkheim called the level of the 'sacred.' He said that we have access to a set of emotions that we experience only when we ar...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Law, Sociology, Language, Crazy, Wisconsin, Frank Zappa, Madison, Pantera, Zappa, Durkheim, Jonathan Haidt, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Emotional Politics


"I miss her terribly. Even now, it’s hard on me. I don’t know why I was so stupid. Men are like that, you know. You find the perfect person, and then you do everything you can to screw it up."

Said Burt Reynolds.Reynolds had wives either side of his relationship with Field; He was married to Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and to Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993.... Field also had a spouse either side of the relationship; she was married to Steve Craig from 1968 to 1975; and to Alan Greisman from 1984 to 1993.Sally Field, on hearing of the death of Burt Reynolds, said: There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even 40 years later... My ye...
Tags: Law, John, Burt Reynolds, 1970s, Patty Hearst, Burt, Sally Field, Judy Carne, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Loni Anderson, Steve Craig, Burt Reynolds Reynolds, Alan Greisman, Yoko Barbara Streisand, Elliot Gould Jane Fonda


"I understand why my school has a dresscode, but what about the boys who wear shorts..."

Today my school was shown this video. So sad how ONLY girls are shown as the violators. I understand why my school has a dresscode, but what about the boys who wear shorts, or show their shoulders? It’s 2018...Why are we still over-sexualizing teen girls? pic.twitter.com/fCXymYAIEG — cat (@catmoring) August 16, 2018 Via "Texas high school causes outrage with dress code video targeting female students in athletic shorts."1. Were any boys in the school wearing "athletic shorts" (that is, tight,...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Law, Teenagers, Bikini, Apologies, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Sex And Education, Women In Shorts, Men In Shorts


"I was never thrilled about the actual name 'Dad,' which in American culture is someone who tells bad jokes and wears socks with sandals."

"He is Lord of the Grill and the Duke of Fix-it. He’s the best of the 'good guys,' but when it comes to the nitty-gritty of parenting, 'Mom' schedules the appointments, buys the clothes and makes the play dates. It is a common division of labor for most heterosexual couples: Moms do more.... I, with callused hands, spent a great deal of time with our children when they were infants. As an academic, I was grateful for long summers and even longer, Swedish-style paternity leaves. I took the kids t...
Tags: Law, Hosiery, New York City, Aging, Fathers, Mommy, Names, Mom, Boomers, Baby Boomers, Maillard, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Brookline Mass, Grandparenting, Kevin Noble Maillard


"To mark the 20th anniversary, we asked readers to tell their stories of how 'Sex and the City' inspired their moves to New York. Several hundred replied."

"... with many recounting how the show painted a seductive vision of Manhattan: endless brunches with gal pals, rewarding careers, a sea of handsome suitors and, of course, shopping sprees. Lots of these respondents were men" — NYT.2 days ago, I was making fun of one woman for getting the idea of living like a fictional character. "Who goes about in the real world as the double of a fictional character without knowing from Day 1 that it's a lie?"That phrase — "living like a fictional character" ...
Tags: Cake, New York, Law, NYC, Relationships, Shoes, Manhattan, Sex And The City, Carrie Bradshaw, Carrie, City Life, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse


"Fifty years ago today, I awoke to a radio that was playing the famous recording from Mutual Broadcasting System reporter Andrew West, who was an eyewitness to Robert Kennedy’s assassination..."

"... at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Terrible little political junkie that I was, I had been up late watching returns from the California primary that RFK had just won — but not late enough to learn of the assassination that West’s panic-stricken voice indelibly described: 'Senator Kennedy has been … Senator Kennedy has been shot! Is that possible? It is possible, ladies and gentlemen! It is possible! He has … Not only Senator Kennedy! Oh my God! … I am right here, and Rafer Johnson has ...
Tags: Law, California, New York City, Assassination, New York Magazine, Kennedy, 1960s, Bobby, Robert Kennedy, RFK, St Patrick, Oswald, Ed Kilgore, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Rafer Johnson


"Virtually perfect Orwellian ambivalences—(War is Peace, Love is Hate, Ignorance is Knowledge)."

That's second quotation the Oxford English Dictionary gives us for the word "Orwellian." It doesn't have the distinction of being historically first, like the Mary McCarthy quote I talk about here, but it's helpful in understanding the development of this now too-common pejorative. It's from Norman Mailer's 1959 book "Advertisements for Myself": Gah! I feel like I'm taking the SAT. It's hard to read, and what meaning does jump out on first scan seems not worth the trouble. Yes, if this were the...
Tags: Amazon, Writing, Law, Reading, George Orwell, Narcissism, Exams, Orwell, Trump, Norman Mailer, Mailer, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Art And Politics, Mary McCarthy, Stephen Cohen


"I picked up a copy of Vogue just because I was, like, I need to know about women’s fashion now, because I’m gay."

"Jack and Will make fun of everything Grace wears on 'Will & Grace,' so I need to be like that."Said Phillip Picardi, quoted in "Condé Nast’s 26-Year-Old Man of the Moment/Is Phillip Picardi, a former intern who now heads up Teen Vogue, the future of Condé Nast? Anna Wintour seems to think so."Mr. Picardi grew up in North Andover, Mass. His father, a devout Catholic, owned a technology company. His mother was a homemaker and an executive assistant.... It made for a sometimes challenging environm...
Tags: TV, Law, Homosexuality, Vogue, Conde Nast, Catholic, Anna Wintour, Jack, Names, Catholics, Mitch, Spelling, 1960s, Philip, Phil, Dylan


"They held a town pageant in Arden, Delaware, on September 5, 1910... One Ardenite, an anarchist shoemaker named George Brown, played a beggar."

"This annoyed some of the other players, because no such role had actually been written. But Brown decided to add it to the program anyway, so he dressed in rags, caked himself with mud, and invaded the proceedings, taunting the other characters and demanding alms from the audience. Many 'onlookers needed assurance,' The Single Tax Review reported, that Brown 'was only "part of the show."' This was a pattern: Brown liked to talk, and not everyone liked to listen to him. According to the novelist...
Tags: Taxes, Law, History, Candy, Delaware, Brown, Sinclair, Union Army, Arden, Madison Wisconsin, Meade, Upton Sinclair, Henry George, George Brown, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse


Don't even ask what I was playing on YouTube that made it serve this up...

... but I love the lighthearted jaunty feeling:Oh, I'll tell you what I'd been playing. It was "Charmaine," by The Harmonicats:That's something I used to like to play (with hippie irony) in 1969 at a diner in New Jersey that had individual jukeboxes built in at every booth table. I'd forgotten about those things but the old memories came back to me suddenly when I saw a picture (on Facebook) of somebody eating at a table at Outback that had a digital device built into the table. It wasn't for mu...
Tags: Music, Technology, Movies, Law, New Jersey, Don, Outback, Meade, Muzak, Ann Althouse, Charmaine, Young Althouse, Charmaine Hey


"I wanted to be able to present a theater piece that was a little more intense."

Says Jenna Carol, owner of the dance studio Express Yourself in Madison, about the show "Spring Awakening," which opens this week at the Bartell Theatre here in Madison, reports the Cap Times:Among her 27 actors, more than 20 are minors, some as young as 15.... With themes of incest, sexual abuse, suicide and abortion... [t]ypically the show is cast with college-age performers...“We’re pushing the envelope,” Carol said. “We are not cutting anything — the songs, the content in script is still goi...
Tags: Education, Law, Sex, Teenagers, Language, Theater, Madison, Harper, Carol, University Of Michigan, Roy Moore, HANNITY, Melchior, Meade, Ann Althouse, James James


"What do you believe happens after death?"/"I haven't a clue. I'm always struck by the people who think they do have a clue."

"It's perfectly clear to me that religion is a myth. It's something we have invented to explain the inexplicable. My religion and the spiritual side of my life come from a sense of connection to the humankind and nature on this planet and in the universe. I am in overwhelming awe of it all: It is so fantastic, so complex, so beyond comprehension. What does it all mean -- if it has any meaning at all? But how can it all exist if it doesn't have some kind of meaning? I think anyone who suggests th...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, Liverpool, Mick Jagger, Naked, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Pornography, John, Christ, Beatles, Ringo, 1960s, Lawrence Welk, Dylan, Otis Redding


Goodbye to Kate Millett, author of the book that the women in my college dorm all wanted to get our hands on in 1970.

I remember one woman had a copy of "Sexual Politics." I have an indelible mental photograph of her displaying and grasping the book while others clamored to see it. It was a big deal to buy a hardcover book back then. Normally, you'd just wait — was it a year? 2 years? — for the paperback to come out. I bought "Sexual Politics" and read it that summer, the summer of 1970. It was the first hardcover book I ever bought.*The New York Times obituary is shockingly short. A woman of this influence? (T...
Tags: Books, Law, Feminism, New York Times, Columbia University, Kate, Doubleday, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Millett, Kate Millett, Eleanor Pam


Design Within Reach has lost its anal-retentive mind.

I love Design Within Reach. It simplifies everything. There is no clutter in the design or in the process of shopping for good design, and I aspire to the clutter-free, utterly simple beauty that has been its concept all these years.But then, suddenly, I get the new catalogue, and it's all changed! Somebody must have decided that the simplicity was off-putting, sterile, too challenging, or — what? — insufficiently hygge.Here's the main photo on the front page right now:What's all that crap on th...
Tags: Iphone, Cleaning, Law, Better Homes and Gardens, DWR, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Interior Decoration, House Garden, Order And Chaos, Women's Magazines, Design Within Reach


Things not believed: "I'm looking forward to voting Democrat again."

That "Democrat" is a tell. Someone actually looking forward to voting for Democrats would say "voting Democratic." But I don't trust the transcription in the Washington Examiner, because it also identifies the speaker of this line as "the acclaimed philosopher."Camille Paglia is a philosopher?Here's a 2005 article by Camille Paglia: "Ten great female philosophers: The thinking woman's women/Radio 4's 'Greatest Philosopher' poll yielded an all-male Top 20. But is philosophy really a female-free z...
Tags: Art, Law, France, Wikipedia, Journalism, History, Computers, Treasury, Philosophy, Treason, Karl Marx, Talking Heads, Chess, Hamilton, Trump, George Washington


About those Mad Magazine visualizations of clichés,,,

Here's the "Horrifying Cliche's" page from a National Lampoon parody of Mad Magazine:Click to enlarge and clarify. We are talking about clichés in another post this morning, and mockturtle said:The reason I'm unduly fond of cliche metaphors may be linked to my childhood fondness for MAD magazine which featured 'Horrifying Cliches', taken literally. Or maybe because to obviously avoid a cliche is even more banal than using one.Then Jeff Gee said:Wow! The whole Nat Lamp MAD parody is online here. ...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Metaphor, Mad magazine, National Lampoon, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Gender Difference, Jeff Gee, Mockturtle, Tigue s Drug Store


"I loved [classical music], but once I heard The 4 Seasons, forget it. That sound!"

"And when The Beatles came out, you know, initially, I didn't even care. I was still reeling from having seen The 4 Seasons on 'Ed Sullivan' doing 'Big Girls Don't Cry.' There was something about that sound. The way they looked! We didn't have guys that looked like that... or sounded like that... He was high. They said 'Walk like a man/sing like a girl.' He could get up there. But the whole vocal sound they had was just amazing. You heard the sound of the city. I said Get me down there."Said Pau...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Canada, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, Beatles, Sherry, Ed Sullivan, Height, Don, PAUL, Duluth, Shaffer, Thunder Bay, Marc Maron, Paul Shaffer


Goodbye to Jimmy Breslin.

"Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88," the NYT reports.With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers. Here, for example, is how he described Clifton Pollard, the man who dug President John F. Kennedy’s grave, in a celebrated Herald Tribune column from 1963 that sent legions of journalists to find their “gravedigger”:“Pollard is forty-two. He is a sli...
Tags: Law, NYC, New York City, United States, Queens, Burma, Manhattan, John F Kennedy, City Council, Posters, Urine, Norman, Pittsburgh, Dylan, Samuel Johnson, Ezra


"Unethical hair."

Oh, how humans have fought over hair! Ideas about the right way to cut your hair are often based on religion, but even when the ideas are not religious, people have fought with a fervor that might as well have been religious.*I myself got caught up in The Great Secular Hair Panic of 1964 when teachers sent me to the school vice principal's office more than once because of the length of my bangs. (Let's just say The Ramones stole my hairstyle.) I challenged the authorities to justify their zealot...
Tags: Law, Sports, Bbc, West, Ethics, Islam, Exams, Hairstyles, Ramones, Ahmad, Umar, Ibn, Asamoah Gyan, Gyan, Abu Dawood, Religion And Government


Goodbye to Judge Leonard B. Sand.

"Leonard B. Sand, Judge in Landmark Yonkers Segregation Case, Dies at 88," is the headline at The New York Times.The charges against Yonkers were brought in a lawsuit that the Justice Department filed in 1980 in Federal District Court in Manhattan. The case was assigned to Judge Sand, who had joined the court two years earlier.... Some applauded him as rightly following precedents when, in 1986, he ordered that the city remedy the housing portion of its violations by adopting a plan for building...
Tags: Law, New York City, Terrorism, New York Times, Manhattan, Judges, City Council, Justice Department, East Africa, Leonard, Westchester County, Yonkers, Southern District of New York, Federal District Court, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse


Would Cass Sunstein support law school admissions based solely on LSAT scores?

That's a question that occurred to me as I was reading his column "Job Interviews Are Useless":Employers, like most people, tend to trust their intuitions. But when employers decide whom to hire, they trust those intuitions far more than they should....A lot of evidence suggests that... employers will stubbornly trust their intuitions -- and are badly mistaken to do so. Specific aptitude tests turn out to be highly predictive of performance in sales, and general intelligence tests are almost as ...
Tags: Music, Education, Law, Careers, Bob Dylan, Exams, Jesus, Law School, Bfa, Mount, Dylan, Cass Sunstein, Alan Watts, Sunstein, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse