"Other women chimed in to say that their teachers were the ones who teased them the most. In one physics class, the teacher announced that the boys would be graded on the 'boy curve,' while the one girl would be graded on the 'girl curve'; when asked why, the teacher explained that he couldn’t reasonably expect a girl to compete in physics on equal terms with boys."
Open letter to Bimbo's: Dear Bimbo's, Thank you for the $4.32 burrito yesterday. It was so good. I like you best at late lunch, when almost nobody is there with me and there is a great mischief-eyed server whose name I have, intermittently, been able to remember, to my shame for forgetting later. You, Bimbo's at lunch, have another unsung goodness: You play old but not ironically so records that are often reminders of something I loved. Thanks for yesterday's Magnetic Fields. I'd forgotten how good "69 Love Songs" was. Love, Jen