-Jessica Valenti catalogs the ways Sarah Palin appropriates feminist language to promote policies that aren't good for women. Is Susan B. Anthony rolling over in her grave? [ Washington Post ]
- Japanese lady pitcher Eri Yoshida took the mound Saturday for her first game in the otherwise male Golden League. She retired seven out of 10 batters and got a hit herself, but the New York Times asks whether her presence is a gimmick. [ New York Times ]
- College students have 40 percent less empathy than their '80s and '90s counterparts , a new study finds. Scientists read the results as further evidence of Generation Y's narcissism and the rise of online, no-strings-attached "friendships." [ Science Daily ]
-Judith Warner suggests that Gen Y's confidence and unswerving positivity may be the key to survival in a dire job market. Whether it's a result of all of that self-esteem padding or a resistance to stress they've developed growing up in an era of anxiety, their optimism can't hurt them. [ New York Times ]
-First M.I.A. tweeted Lynn Hirshberg's cell number in revenge for what DoubleX 's Nina Shen Rastogi described as the journalist's New York Times Magazine "hatchet job " on the Sri Lankan rapper. Now M.I.A. has written a song about it , too. [ Gawker , New York Times Magazine ]
Photograph of Eri Yoshida by Jiji Press/Getty Images.