The CW’s “Kung Fu” Powerfully Addresses Sexual Assault

SPOILER ALERT: Major spoilers for the fourth episode of Kung Fu (the CW version) lie beyond the period at the end of this sentence.

TW: Gender-based violence.

We interrupt the grading of junior high math tests (60 down, 40 to go) to share some reflections on a remarkable scene at the end of “Hand,” the fourth episode in the new Kung Fu series.

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Where’s the Mug with My Name on It?

Some of you have never had to ask that question. You’ve never even for a moment considered how you have name privilege and that every gift shop, at every amusement park and tourist trap you’ve ever been to, has your name on some souvenir. Sometimes, it’s a mug; other times it’s a keychain. It could even be a fake mini-license plate for your bike. You, the name privileged, walk into a store, head confidently over to the display of personalized products, and expect to find your name represented.

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A K-drama Confronts Baseball’s Glass Ceiling

Minor spoilers ahead for Hot Stove League.

A great day in baseball herstory! Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, now CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins, announces (in a socially distanced fashion) the hiring of Kim Ng as general manager. (Miami Marlins photo)

Could Kim Ng’s herstory have been made sooner?

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