Weekly Wrap 4.22.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 4.22.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Mourning Prince and David Bowie, Who Showed There’s No Right Way to Be a Man

“… We’ve lost two men who had an expansive, almost luxuriant vision of what it meant to be a man and lived out that vision through decades when it was much less safe to do so.”

2. On Earth Day, a Look at How Americans View Environmental Issues

Should the country do whatever it takes to protect the environment? The number of Republicans who say “yes” has decreased in the past 12 years.

3. Wage Gap Alarm Clock Rings After 79% of the Work Day Is Done So Women Can Go Home

Brilliant.

4. Judge Blasts Texas For Using Courts to Make Money Off Poor

In a letter to the Texas Office of Court Administration, a San Antonio judge protested what he sees as “constant pressure to bring in ‘revenue’” through fees and fines for low-level offenses — something that last year brought in $236 million just in the state’s cut.

5. The Weird Story Behind the Kid Whose Mom Posted to Craigslist to Find Him a Feminism Tutor

It’s a whole lot more disturbing than just the Craigslist posting.

6. After Drones: The Indelible Mark of America’s Remote Control Warfare

From The Guardian: Six families explain how Obama’s secret drone war has left them struggling for answers after loved ones were wiped out without warning.

7. Suicide Rates Climb in U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

“We don't know what's going on, to be quite honest."

8. The Other Crisis on the Mexican Border

“There have always been natural obstacles to the movement of plants and animals: climate, mountain ranges, oceans, but the pace of change with these obstructions offers a chance to adapt and therefore often ignites the flames of natural diversity. Human-wrought barriers however, whether they are suburban roads or international border walls, tend to have the opposite effect: They are sudden, defy nature’s logic, and, though some species may see benefits, the overall impact erodes biological diversity.”

9. Found Alive, Soldiers Are Told: You Owe Us for Burials

Terrible reality facing soldiers and families in the Afghan Army.

10. The Myth That Female Artists Owe Us More Than Their Work

“The historical lack of women’s artistic traditions relative to men’s means that female artists today are still often pegged as just that: female artists, tasked with creating the sort of legacy they never had to build on. Making space for underrepresented groups matters, but this also subjects women to yet another level of scrutiny.”

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