recs include: soccer, housing, gender
Hello reader. How’s your weekend going? I’m sending along another Required Reading for your perusal. As always, let me know if any of these particularly stand out to you. Xo.
Scenes From A Crisis: Selfishness Switches Genders by Oscar Schwartz for The Drift. An interesting analysis on ways women are “finding themselves” in today’s movies, TV, etc., among other things.
NYT Writes Sympathetic Profile on “Smaller Landlord” Who Owns 6,000 Apartments, Laments How Difficult It’s Become to Evict Poor People by Adam Johnson for his newsletter The Column.
The Aesthetics of Subjugation by Jessica DeFino for her newsletter The Unpublishable. I share her work so much that you should probably just subscribe to The Unpublishable yourself. (So good!)
Report Details ‘Systemic’ Abuse of Players in Women’s Soccer, an in depth report on how the NWSL and USWNT have been covering up coaching misconduct. So disappointing but, unfortunately, not surprising.
And on that note, I’ll also recommend: ‘Nobody believed those teenagers’. It’s about Chicagoland area club soccer coach (and later, professional coach) Rory Dames and how he was abusing his players. (Verbally, sexually…) I played against him a lot as a kid and he was always horrible.