Halfway through the week! Here’s what I’m reading today.
• Here are six audio clips from the Planned Parenthood hearing yesterday. Get ready for a lot of interrupting. [NPR]
• On Modern Notion’s podcast, author and lawyer Linda Hirshman talks about why Ruth Bader Ginsburg has gained more of a following than Sandra Day O’Connor with young feminists, arguing that both women deserve equal praise for their trailblazing. [Modern Notion]
• The Pope met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and reportedly thanked her for her work denying same-sex couples marriages. Booo! [Guardian]
• As an introvert myself, I really appreciated this article on how the educational trend of “collaborative learning” praises extroverted behavior and leaves introverts behind. [The Atlantic]
• Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here 80 years ago, and only now is the novel’s threat of authoritarianism becoming realized with Trump’s rise in the Republican Party. Read the startling parallels between past fiction and present reality. [Salon]
• Nicole Chung has this great interview on the history of Korean adoption in the United States. [The Toast]
• Here are 10 queer celebrities who struggle with mental illness. [Autostraddle]
• Yesterday, Fox released the trailer for the upcoming X-Files reboot. There definitely wasn’t enough Scully in it for me, but that didn’t stop me from watching it 12 times straight.