What I’m Reading – 4/8/16

Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.

  • “A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms” (Kaeley Triller, Federalist) — This article speaks to an issue that is in the headlines again in my state of NC. The author argues that “there’s no way to make everyone happy about transgender bathrooms and locker rooms. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe.
  • “FIRST-PERSON: Transgender plea or demand?” (Bob Stith, BP) — This article tackles the same issue and argues that “A truly compassionate society would seek to alleviate the detrimental effects of this confusion without either engaging in radical and permanent surgical mutilation or potentially causing confusion and distress to our children.”
  • “Why Is Marriage Thriving Among (and Only Among) the Affluent?” (Anne Kim) — The author concludes that “children handicapped by access to just one parent’s time, attention, and income are at a serious disadvantage. By getting married and staying married, educated parents are compounding the ever-widening gaps in both achievement and opportunity between the haves and have-nots. Without a fix, this growing class divide in marriage will only calcify the social and economic inequality crippling the odds for increasing numbers of children.”