OC Board of Education Gets It Wrong

For background: https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/oc-board-of-education-recommends-return-to-school-without-masks-or-social-distancing/. Image above by Julie Leopo for the Voice of OC.

I’m so saddened by the votes of Orange County Department of Education board members Tim Shaw, Mari Barke, Dr. Lisa Sparks, and Dr. Ken Williams. I don’t question that they want what’s best for kids. But the board majority made two big mistakes: they curtly dismissed a clear preponderance of scientific evidence and seemed to lack empathy for concerned teachers and many frightened parents.

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Your Viewing Guide to the Most Feminist K-Drama Ever

TW: Sexual violence.

I once promised myself that I would NEVER watch another Asian drama, regardless of its country of origin. I’d seen enough when visiting relatives overseas and when flipping through the international channels here in the U.S. They’re all the same, I thought – implausible storylines and absurdly ridiculous plot twists, too much angsty music, too much tearful pining after unrequited love interests, too many of my weeks wasted while waiting for the requiting ones to finally get together, too many too-perfectly cloned male leads, and so on.

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