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Friday, March 29, 2019

Something Is Wrong with Women’s Sports

Something Is Wrong with Women’s Sports

And it has nothing to do with women. Unfortunately, it has to do with men. Or more accurately, men who think they are women. For example:
In January, powerlifter JayCee Cooper set a new state record in Bench, becoming state champion, and winning best overall lifter. This was in the women’s division at the USPA Minnesota State Championships. Cooper, who was born male, but now identifies as a woman, lifted 57.5kg more than the closest female competitor.
Other examples are noted in this article (one of a number I read on this topic), and the reason why those who complain, like tennis champ Martina Navratilova, should not just “chill out” as some pundits have suggested.
Something Is Wrong with Recycling
And it has nothing to do with the idea. It’s just that no one apparently thinks it worth their while to take recyclable goods and actually recycle them. China used to be a big buyer of US waste, but no more apparently. But the US “is creating more waste than ever. In 2015 … America generated 262.4 million tons of waste, up 4.5 percent from 2010 and 60 percent from 1985.” “Is This the End of Recycling?” explores the problem and possible solutions.
The ‘Yes, and …’ Moment
Those of a liturgical bent will have noted that The Annunciation was commemorated this past week. Liturgical or not, it is good to note events surrounding the birth of Jesus other than in December. “Yes, and’: What Improv Comedy Taught Me about the Annunciation” is a fine reflection on Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel, as well as a window into the workings of improv.
What Is the No. 1 Productivity Killer?
And how should we deal with it? That’s the subject of Karl Vaters’s brief reflection.
Grace and peace,

Mark GalliMark Galli
Mark Galli
Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today

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