the summer wind…
[T]he “confidence gap” is not a personal defect as much as it is a reflection of a culture that gives women no reason to feel self-assured.
In girlhood, starkly-divided toy aisles teach us that engineering, electronics and science toys are for boys, that the futures for which we should be preparing are those of the Barbie Dream House variety. Adolescent girls - especially girls of color - are given less teacher attention in the classroom than their male peers. A full 56% of female students report being sexually harassed. Sexual assault on college campuses is rampant and goes largely unpunished, women can barely walk down the street without fear of harassment, and we make up the majority of American adults in poverty.
The truth is, if you’re not insecure, you’re not paying attention. Women’s lack of confidence could actually just be a keen understanding of just how little American society values them.
Weeghman Park, April 23, 1914
Kansas City Federals (Packers) vs. Chicago Federals (Whales)
Final score: Chicago - 9, Kansas City - 1
Winning pitcher: Claude Hendrix, 9 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Losing pitcher: Chief Johnson, 2 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
First batter: Chet Chadbourne, left field, Kansas City
First home run: Art Wilson, catcher, Chicago, 2nd inning
Time of game: 1:55
Top, outside of Weeghman Park, May 1914, courtesy chicagonow.com
Middle, Weeghman Park interior, May 1914, courtesy of wikimedia.org
Bottom, panoramic photo take from the left field corner on April 23, 1914, Weeghman Park opening day, courtesy of touyou.com
Game notes are courtesy of retrosheet.org
one hour fifty five?!
William M. Vander Weyde, a photographer working in New York, made these images of baseball players mid-swing, -run, -hit, or -throw in 1904.
That center photo.
"an objective observer, from mars lets say, looking at the human species would conclude that they’re an evolutionary error, that they are designed in such a way that leads them to destroy themselves and probably much else with them." — noam chomsky
though you may find that slightly macabre, we seem to prefer our own extinction to the loss of our jobs. happy earth day, everyone.
growing up san francisco