The Daminger Dispatch is back by popular demand (read: several folks have asked, “whatever happened to that newsletter thing?”). But I’m doing a few things differently in this go-round:
New venue: I’m joining Substack. Yes, this feels a little bandwagon-y; no, I have not been paid a large advance. Mostly, I just wanted a more aesthetically pleasing layout and an easy way to generate comments/discussions.
New tagline: A sociologist’s take on gender, parenting, and family life. A lot of what sociologists know about, say, how to combat gender discrimination or what modern parenting does to parents never makes it outside the ivory tower. I’ll translate the social science I know best for those of you on the wrong side of the academic journal paywall.
To whet your appetite, here’s what’s on the docket for the next few dispatches:
The Planner Moms of YouTube: domestic inequality disguised as a craft project
A few things I’ve learned about parenting culture from the dog park
A guide to the differences between social science research and longform journalism
Sociologically-informed relationship advice (Email me your questions by replying to this post! Don’t worry, I’ll protect your anonymity.)
I’ll be in touch with the first real issue next week, and after that I plan to write ~2x/month. In the meantime, I’ll close with a segment I’m calling For Your Consideration, wherein I share my latest non-gender, non-sociology obsession:
First up, the Sheet Pan Supper. If you are a fan of roasting things or of one-pot meals, give these a go. Essentially, you make an entire meal (or most of it) on a baking tray. My current favorites feature sweet potatoes, chili crisp, and feta. (Note: The latter two are from the NYT; if you subscribe, you can find slightly more polished versions on their site.)
p.s.: Meet Winston, the reason I’ve been spending so much time at the dog park lately.