“It’s a good place to be a woman”

October 26th, 2016

The Guardian: Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman. By Noreena Hertz, 24 October 2016.

“Since 1975, the Nordic country has blazed the trail in gender equality and now, from infancy to maternity, women and girls enjoy a progressive lifestyle. But how did they achieve it?”

Link via dangerousmeta.rocks.

“It’s not her success that seems to arouse ire, but the act of campaigning itself.”

October 25th, 2016

Quartz: America loves women like Hillary Clinton–as long as they’re not asking for a promotion. By Sady Doyle, February 25, 2016.

“It’s hard to remember these days, but just a few years ago, everybody loved Hillary Rodham Clinton. When she stepped down as US secretary of state in January 2013 after four years in office, her approval rating stood at what the Wall Street Journal described as an “eye-popping” 69%. That made her not only the most popular politician in the country, but the second-most popular secretary of state since 1948.

The 2012 “Texts from Hillary” meme, which featured a sunglasses-clad Clinton scrolling through her Blackberry aboard a military flight to Libya, had given rise to a flood of think pieces hailing her “badass cool.” The Washington Post wanted president Barack Obama to give vice president Joe Biden the boot and replace him with Clinton. Taking stock of Clinton’s approval ratings, Nate Silver noted in a 2012 piece for the New York Times that she currently held “remarkably high numbers for a politician in an era when many public officials are distrusted or disliked.””

I never thought about this before

October 24th, 2016

The Atlantic: How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless. “Historical changes in the ways we cook and eat have dramatically altered public health.” By Scott Douglas, January 17, 2013.

Schiaparelli Mars lander hit the planet hard — and possibly exploded.

October 21st, 2016

NPR the two-way: Schiaparelli Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact, European Agency Says.

“”Estimates are that Schiaparelli dropped from a height of between 2 and 4 kilometers, therefore impacting at a considerable speed, greater than 300 km/h [186 mph]. The relatively large size of the feature would then arise from disturbed surface material. It is also possible that the lander exploded on impact, as its thruster propellant tanks were likely still full.””

Bitte keine amerikanischen Verhältnisse in Deutschland

October 20th, 2016

Pharmama: EU kippt die Preisbindung für rezeptpflichtige Arzneimittel – für ausländische Versandapotheken.

“Wie reagieren die deutschen Apotheker?

Sie sind entsetzt von diesem Urteil. Bin ich auch. Und ihr solltet das auch sein! Das Urteil sabotiert de facto das deutsche Gesundheitssystem. Apotheken sind nicht nur Medikamenten-Dispenser, sie sind auch erste Anlaufstelle bei Gesundheitsfragen. (Immer noch) leicht erreichbar und die wohl zugänglichsten Medizinalpersonen. Nimm sie weg und Du hast vielleicht noch die (überlaufenen) Notfallstationen der Spitäler. Die Versandapotheken können nicht die Aufgaben übernehmen, die die Vor-Ort Apotheke täglich leistet. Die haben keinen direkten Kontakt zu den Patienten zu den Menschen hinter der mit Medikamenten zu behandelnden Krankheiten.”