I haven’t done a pure news chum in a while, so here are a few lunchtime tidbits for you to chew on:
- From the “It’s back,and you should be scared” Department: The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new fashion trend, or should that be an old one: Man cleavage — plunging necklines slit open to reveal chest hair, pectoral muscles, maybe more. Now, I remember this look from the 1970s, and … ugh. Not. My. Style.
- From the “We Can Do It” Department: The LA Times has a nice piece on Rosie the Riveter High School, a Long Beach charter school where they emphasize teaching women industrial trades. We need to get away from the notion that any form of paid employement is exclusively the domain of one sex or the other.
- From the “Remembrances of Busses Past” Department: The SF Chronicle has a nice piece giving obituaries for a number of Muni Bus Lines that are going away.
- From the “They Can’t Win” Department: If you aren’t aware, Mattel has recently introduced a line of afro-american dolls that are not just recolored white dolls. However, according to LA Biz Observed, the company is still receiving criticism because the dolls aren’t black enough. Five of the six dolls feature fine-textured, waist-length hair and half of them have blue or green eyes.