Link Love

You can’t fight the patriarchy without fighting transphobia

Florida massage parlor owner has been selling Chinese execs access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago

How to address consent with third graders

I’m not sure how I feel about this article on how Inuits teach children to control anger

Love this article on Jane Austen’s transformation of the narrator

Why Johnny or Taylor must cheat

Jailors opposed to escapism

don’t drunkenly email your boss this St. Patrick’s Day

marriage problems for writers

a short story called clover that is lovely and has a happy ending with happy kitties (although the kitties are mad for a while)

Maybe she’s just not that into you

I find this more mind-boggling than pre-ripped jeans

“DARling, did you forGET to inVITE your MOTHER????”

Exploding Nazi appeaser pope

Take them kitty balls

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6 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. rose Says:

    Inuit theory is worthy of consideration and adaptation to specific situations. BUT, Not Yelling, or Threatening Anger with young children is clearly worth praise and emulation.
    As always, a wonderful set of linked articles. THANK YOU!

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      the part I’m not sure about is the faux-anthropological almost fetishization of how other cultures raise children… from the French to Latin America (recent article on why Latin American kids do chores without being asked) and now Inuit… it harkens to a time when the media would use the words “noble savage”. The first person reporting in the Inuit article is particularly off-putting having read a lot of 19th century travelogues/fictional anthroplogists.

      When it was just the French it wasn’t quite so squicky, though we’ve always seen the French as the most “exotic” of Europeans. It seems to be a *thing* right now and that makes me a bit uncomfortable.

  2. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I shared that article too because I think there are merits to some aspects of the style that are worth thinking about adapting to our parenting but I’m not sure I’m really into the way it was presented either. I was thinking small details rather than big picture the first read through.

  3. delagar Says:

    The article about the patriarchy and trans rights is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      The whole TERF phenomenon is completely perplexing to me. The article does a pretty good job explaining how people who think they would never support places like Fox News or the Heritage Foundation are actually dupes. And there’s just some people in every group that is there because they have to feel superior, not because they actually understand the movement or care about the outcomes. (See also: anti-abortionists, anti-vaxxers, etc… the leaders don’t really care about children’s health, but they are good at duping people who do.)


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