Tiger mothers?

Good   2 votes - 40 %
Bad   3 votes - 60 %
-   0 votes - 0 %
Academic feminism is full of shit   4 votes - 80 %
Academic feminism is not full of shit   2 votes - 40 %
5 Total Votes
Most 80s object by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 06:57:17 AM EST
That's actually a 90's object...

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Typo, fixed (nt) by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 07:21:01 AM EST

It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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A time machine by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:05:52 AM EST
... seems to have stolen part of your dirty little review.

Perhaps it will appear in the future?

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Actually by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 05:33:35 PM EST
There wasn't much more to it.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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re: academic feminism by infinitera (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:19:51 AM EST
Theory and criticism are important to any principled enterprise. It's a fun rant, but it's a rant mostly against the modern academy, and doesn't actually propose a praxis of feminist disagreement. Should feminists not disagree with one another, then? The personal is political, I get that, but surely other levels can exist, despite the potential for conflict.

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snicker. by wumpus (4.00 / 0) #9 Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:47:08 PM EST
"Feminism is a war on patriarchy not a war between women." (couldn't find the html magic quoteblock).

I strongly suspect that what is holding up progress in evo-psych is that it will make it painfully obvious just how reproductively useful it is for alpha females to maintain the "patriarchy" and explain just why women are the foot soldiers of the anti-abortion movement and others.

I used to drop suggestions for Matt Ridley's The Red Queen, in hopes that it would hit the wall and some smart women would make it painfully obvious what was missing. The book details mens' and womens' goals in personal relationships and mens' goals with respect to other men, but is silent on womens' wrt other women. After pondering it for awhile, I suspect that nobody wants to be eaten alive for it.


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Look at Tiger Woods. by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:42:34 PM EST
Golf club tied to his arm at the age of 3 or so.  Always going to be golf prodigy.  Then his Dad dies, and the chain lets loose and hey look, he's human after all.

confession by R343L (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:54:18 PM EST
We haven't read any baby or birthing book in its entirety. I've read parts of "What to Expect When You're Expecting". We're taking classes thru our hospital. I suppose we should read a book at some point ... 11 weeks or so to go.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
WIPO by clover kicker (4.00 / 2) #8 Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:34:37 AM EST
Academic anything is full of shit, Sturgeon's law and all that.

Sturgeon's law is about 90% by lm (4.00 / 1) #10 Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 05:50:33 PM EST
So that leaves 10% of academia that isn't crap.

Although a friend of mine once asked me if you could apply Sturgeon's law recursively. That would certainly approach 100%.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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Baby books by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 05:57:44 PM EST
Gina Ford's SS UberGruppenMutter's Ordered Nursery Room Contented Baby is worth a read.  On the whole there were about 3-4 ideas and techniques in there we were comfy with and effective.  YMMV.

Tracy Hogg's Baby Whisperer was the one that did it for us though; useful practical advice in there, especially the EASY method.

Also, make sure your bairn is checked for a tongue tie.  Even if Girl B is not planning on breastfeeding, it'll make everyone happier to have it sorted if present.  If she is going to breastfeed, it is essential to get it sorted soonest.

Baby books by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #12 Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 11:29:12 AM EST
As others have said, most books you read will have an idea or two that works for you. Curiously enough, my two baby books were from the extremes of attachment parenting and Christianity-laced schedule-based parenting. Each book helped. When K was feeding every hour on the hour, eat-nap-eat-nap, at 8 weeks, the schedule book suggested that we set up an order of events: eat, play, nap. This started stretching the time between feedings without following the nurse's advice to "let her cry!", or the attachment book's advice to let the baby lead. If I'd let the baby lead in that case, I'd have been no good to her, exhausted as I was getting.

OTOH, we did a lot of wearing our babies, rarely using the stroller, straight out of the attachment books. I'm too much of a biologist not to want to maximize the tactile interactions.

And yeah, you're gong to get a lot of unsolicited advice.
"I honestly pity the stupid motherfucker who tries to talk down to iGrrrl" - mrgoat

Baby books by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 06:20:26 AM EST
Most annoyed the hell out of me, ditto websites. One or two useful nuggets in among a dross of ideology, lifestyle and guilt peddling.

One I found least objectionable: http://www.amazon.de/Babyjahre-Remo-H-Largo/dp/3492233198 - not exactly a what to do but a study with some interpretations.

not be the No. 1 student in every subject by Tonatiuh (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 09:51:07 AM EST
So that means you have 20-30 children per class that actually she would class as losers.

But somehow everybody can make it.

So lets say all children in that class follow her advice exactly as prescribed. At the end you have only one winner regardless.

Sorry but those books are dumb.

Life is complex and hard work is only part of the equation for success.