This article isn’t relevant to anything, but I still enjoyed it. The author let her Tinder “dates” pick her outfits for a week. I was thinking more along the lines of, she’d have a date and the guy would pick her outfits, but she’s really just crowdsourcing to the Tinder Hivemind. Either way, an interesting experiment. It reminded me of an article I read years ago where a woman had her husband pick her clothes for a week. It was so interesting to see the differences.
This was an awesome article on how language changes how you think. I’ll never forget learning that Chinese doesn’t conjugate verbs the way English does; in Chinese the phrasing is the same and you add a sort of modifier to indicate when something happened or will happen. According to the research, this helps speakers feel more connected to the future.
There’s a playlist called What Would Beyonce Do? in case you’re having that kind of weekend.
Loved this one from Momastery on being the Right Kind of Threat.
Sisters: let’s not buy the lie being sold to us: that we should waste our one precious life and one brilliant mind and one beautiful body threatening each other. NOT BUYING IT.
I do not want to be a threat to you. I want to invite you to join arms with me and together I want US to become a REAL THREAT TO what needs changing. I want us to be WARRIORS together—for love, truth, peace, justice, children, the weak, the poor and the needy. I want apathy and fear and violence and poverty to SHAKE IN THEIR BOOTS WHEN THEY SEE US MARCHING TOGETHER TOWARDS THEM.
This was a cool essay on truth vs. fiction in nonfiction writing and how truth is always present, even if the details vary between memories.
I cannot get enough of these Cosmic Cuties.
I kind of invented them as a species. They’re born from space dust and slow down the universe and fight sexist crime. They’re these feminist goddesses that watch over all women and are there to protect them.
This was an interesting idea to contemplate this week:
You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there’s a way or a path, it is someone else’s path; each human being is a unique phenomenon.
The idea is to find your own pathway to bliss.
I, like the author, am pro-abortion. And this was a great article outlining several reasons why.
I am pro-abortion like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. As the last protection against ill-conceived childbearing when all else fails, abortion is part of a set of tools that help women and men to form the families of their choosing. I believe that abortion care is a positive social good. I suspect that a lot of other people secretly believe the same thing. And I think it’s time we said so.
As an aside, I’m also pro-choice. Choice is about who gets to make the decision. The question of whether and when we bring a new life into the world is, to my mind, one of the most important decisions a person can make. It is too big a decision for us to make for each other, and especially for perfect strangers.