Random links

Are women avoiding exercise because of the gym’s change room?
I'd agree with this article, although I wouldn't limit it to just women (the article touches briefly towards on the end towards this also seeming to apply to male change rooms).
Girl sent home from school - skirt too long
The byline: "A secondary school student near Paris was accused of wearing provocative clothing and sent back home. The school thought her skirt was too long, and conveyed religious values."
The real story on shipwrecks: Women and children last
"Swedish economists Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson crunch the numbers on shipwreck survivors and find that women and children fare the worst, while ship captains and crew members have especially high survival rates." I'm guessing that the author of a National Post article near the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, who asserted that it was oppressive towards women that men drowned while women were in lifeboats, probably won't be consistent enough to laud this broader analysis of shipwreck survival as positive for women.
N.H. Parents On Their Own In Abuse, Neglect Cases
”In most places in the U.S., if a parent is charged with abuse or neglect of a child and can't afford a lawyer, he's appointed one. That lawyer's job is to defend the parent and reunite the family if possible. But faced with a budget shortfall, New Hampshire has taken the unusual step of eliminating that funding.“ I’m guessing that that budget shortfall will probably grow as a result - foster care isn’t free; I’m guessing a lawyer would be cheaper.
NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up
The actual 911 call (with the originally omitted words crossed out): “Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about. Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic? Zimmerman: He looks black.” Changes the meaning a bit doesn’t it?