I missed the Friday social last week, but it’s probably OK — I didn’t have a ton of time last week to read articles to share anyway! But I’m making up for lost time this week.
The GOP’s Disdain for Women is Appalling [LA Times]
A Doll’s Magic, Free to Renew [The New York Times. The thing that sticks out to me about this article more than anything else is the fact that so many young girls aren't allowed to have dolls. Uh, whut? First of all, the American Girl books and dolls inspired me so much as a budding young feminist of color interested in history; you can complain they are overpriced but you can't exactly compare them to Barbies. Second of all, not allowing your daughter to play with dolls when she wants to kind of sends a message that dolls are bad because they are a stereotypical "girl thing," and things that girls like are inherently bad or stupid. I'm sure these progressive parents have their reasoning but I'm not sure I can get on board with that.]
The Feminist Case for Fashion Week [The Guardian]
What’s Independence Worth? [The Cut]
You Don’t Need Kids to “Start a Family” [Offbeat Families -- this post actually touches on something that came up in the comments here last month.]
The Day IBM Let Married Women Work [Gizmodo]
I’m really excited it’s almost the weekend! Eric and I are taking a day trip to Austin tomorrow, which should be fun. Other than that, my weekend plans are pretty much the same old: writing, working out, and hanging out. I’m also hoping to try out some kind of adorable/lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day recipe this weekend too, but we’ll see how much time I have!
What are you guys up to this weekend? How was your week? Any good links to share?