Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday Stuff

Okay, so it's not Sunday, but these are two articles from the Sunday New York Times Magazine. 

1. Cover Story: The Price of a Stolen Childhood, by Emily Bazelon
    This article examines the notion of restitution for victims of child pornography.
    "Usually, we try to help survivors of child sexual abuse make a very strong distinction between the past and the present.   The idea is to contain the harm: it happened then, and it's not happening anymore.  But how do you do that when these images are still out there?  The past is still present, which turns the hallmarks of treatment on their head."
----Joyanna Silberg, forensic psychologist

2. The Feminine Mystique at 50, by Gail Collins
'The Feminine Mystique' is 50 years old.  But if you want to understand the journey of American women, from Doris Day to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you still have to start with this book.