Hispanic Heritage Month, Women Aren’t Allowed to Be Angry, Free Breast Screenings – Today, Oct. 9 in the 914

1.)??Hispanic Heritage Month is still going strong through Oct. 15 with some events in the county that celebrate Hispanic culture and achievements, as well teach residents about Hispanic history and customs. According to the County’s website, Hispanic Heritage month starts on Sept. 15 to commemorate Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua’s independence as a Latin America country.

Here are the upcoming events from the County’s website:

  • Oct. 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. No Question is Off Limits: Get answers to hard-hitting questions concerning Latino culture, race, language, stereotypes and other controversial topics. Location: Westchester Community College Tech Lounge, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.
  • Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fiesta: a final celebration featuring a live jam band, Latin food, salsa dance lessons and music by WARY. Location: Westchester Community College STC events room, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.

If you’re hosting an event or celebration, let your neighbors know by adding it in the comments.

2.)?Today in double standards between men in women a recent study shows that it’s OK for men to be angry, but not women. An Aug. 31 study posted in?US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health, found that angry men are perceived as strong and forceful, while angry women are dismissed as emotional. While a man’s anger allows him to influence his peers, it has the opposite affect for women.

Feministing.com reports:

Our results lend scientific support to a frequent claim voiced by women, sometimes dismissed as paranoia, conclude psychologists Jessica Salerno of Arizona State University and Liana Peter-Hagene of the University of IllinoisChicago. They suggest the belief that people would have listened to her impassioned argument, had she been a man is, in many cases, valid.

Sound familiar? Yup…

3.)? Here are today’s headlines:

Open Door Family Medical Center Offers Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Three proposals received for former La Cantina site

Westchester Principal Excited To Join Common Core Task Force