Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links


Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren on How to Fight Back Now That Jeff Sessions Has Been Confirmed

A Women’s Strike Is Coming Soon

Dating Tips from a madman: “I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection”

This App Will Be a Game-Changer for Getting Birth Control without the ACA

I thought this article about the second generation of mommy bloggers was pretty interesting. Some of them are rumored to make seven figures posting pictures of their lunches.

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to wendy@dearwendy.com and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Patrick February 10, 2017, 8:18 am

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      anonymousse February 10, 2017, 1:31 pm

      I’ve loved the backlash Chaffetz has faced and that he’s actually seeming to take a small stand in regards to Conway, finally. Here’s hoping it keeps blowing up. I saw video of congressman Mark Pocan from Madison, Wisconsin who has brought up the business conflicts, among many other of the Trump issues…including using the word impeachment on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
      So many questioning Trumps sanity after his all caps fear mongering yesterday….days like this give me hope.

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        Dear Wendy February 10, 2017, 1:54 pm

        There is hope! Kellyanne’s in trouble, the appeals court unanimously sided against DT’s travel ban, Under Armour stock is tanking after the CEO praised DT, Nordstrom stock climbing after dumping the daughter, DeVos re-routed at a school in DC today when protesters blocked her entrance. KEEP RESISTING, KEEP FIGHTING, KEEP IT UP!!

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        Dear Wendy February 10, 2017, 1:55 pm

        Oh, and the town hall meeting in Utah where Chaffetz was called out for being lame.

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        anonymousse February 10, 2017, 4:52 pm

        There is a Boycott Trump App!
        Here is a good link with a bunch of delightful videos from yesterday:

        http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/02/10/24863703/a-slew-of-delightful-videos-to-start-your-day

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    ktfran February 10, 2017, 8:22 am

    Re: Women’s Strike… 7,000 people at the Women’s March inauguration weekend? That’s either a typo or alternative facts.

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      RedRoverRedRover February 10, 2017, 8:35 am

      It said Women’s Strike, not Women’s March. I didn’t hear about a strike, it must have been something local.

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        ktfran February 10, 2017, 8:53 am

        Ah. That makes more sense. Sorry to the author of that article.

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    nickel_5 February 10, 2017, 10:41 am

    The app sounds like it could be particularly be a boon to women in rural areas , though I wonder if it’s legal in all states – regulation of “telemedicine” can be a grey area. Also, if you think an IUD may be an option for you, get one before the rules change – birth control to last through this term and then some!

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    SpaceySteph February 10, 2017, 11:37 am

    Someone said the SNL skits will be the best thing to come out of Trump’s presidency but I gotta say “Nevertheless, she persisted” is pretty much the best tagline ever and while it came out of shitty circumstances, I love it anyways.

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    girltuesday February 10, 2017, 11:54 am

    That article on mommy bloggers was A TRIP! It’s fascinating/depressing at the same time.

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      Dear Wendy February 10, 2017, 12:23 pm

      I think it’s pretty depressing for a variety of reasons. I’ve been blogging in some fashion for almost 13 years (!), but even so, I can’t imagine living my life for a constant audience, endlessly thinking of pretty backdrops, and how a event/vacation/occasion might photograph. And to always have to look camera-ready! I’m lucky if I remember to brush my teeth before getting the kids out the door in the morning. How do these moms manage to look so perfect with such small children under foot? And don’t they ever look ahead 10 or 20 years to what their kids might think and say about having had their entire childhoods — like every waking hour, it seems — photographed and shared with millions of people? I mean, I wonder about that myself and hope that I am striking an appropriate balance of sharing highlights of my life without compromising too much of my family’s privacy. It seems like for some people, as long as huge amounts of money continue rolling in, they can justify the selling of their kids’ childhood to the highest-paying sponsors by saying that financial comfort is being offered, as well as plenty of family time that would not otherwise be had if the parents had more traditional means of income. It just seems so… inauthentic.

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        anonymousse February 10, 2017, 1:11 pm

        It’s so…manufactured. I really do wonder what these kids will grow up and think about their childhoods. I guess we have a few living examples with the Kardashians, albeit they were mostly all TV.
        It’s also interesting to me that she is a Mormon woman with this lifestyle blog/career. On one hand, many modern Mormons are kind of obsessed with image and the idea of perfection, and the other…I wonder how her life photographed fits into her values, if they are traditional or not…etc. It’s very interesting. I’ve never heard of her, but I’m going to browse her blog.

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        Dear Wendy February 10, 2017, 1:49 pm

        The top mommy bloggers/ instamoms are disproportionately Mormon. I don’t know any mormons now, but growing up I knew a bunch and they tended to… well, not be the most stylish/trendy of them all.

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        girltuesday February 10, 2017, 1:28 pm

        YES. The part that got me was the end where she tells her husband that she’s unsure about the “pretty backdrops” [paraphrased] in Arizona. There is no line between personal and work, and I can’t imagine living my life wondering if this backdrop is pretty enough for post engagement from strangers.

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        anonymousse February 10, 2017, 2:38 pm

        That is very interesting, Wendy. I can’t reply directly to your reply, but I’m not very surprised. SLC is very, very image focused in a lot of ways. You’ve never seen so much blonde hair in your life! There is a huge amount of elective surgeries and treatments, tanning salons, etc. The modern Mormon is a lot trendier!
        The othe interesting thought is ….the Mormon church is very much about service…helping others. I wonder how that fits in, if it does at all. Perhaps they think they are serving by being inspirational. Eek.

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        Kate February 10, 2017, 5:58 pm

        Yeah, wow, that was… disturbing. I liked how they included that “first-generation” mom blogger in the article who kept it pretty real and is appalled by this new generation. I think what bugs me most about them is that they’re making millions of dollars basically by making other women feel bad about themselves. On the one hand I’m like, ok, so they figured out a lucrative hustle, good for them… but then no, not when everything they’re doing is designed to make the rest of us feel not good enough. And growing up as an 80s kid with total freedom to be myself, I feel like this canNOT be good for these children. It’s pretty gross to have to always be props for mom’s vision of what will “sell” online.

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        Kate February 10, 2017, 6:02 pm

        Like… there are a lot of women with blogs about, say, hair. They have a beautiful head of hair and they know how to style it and they do tutorials. They basically just… do their hair and take pretty pictures. But it’s just about their head, they’re not dragging kids into it, and they’re teaching you how to do the styles yourself. It’s like yes, hair envy, but they’re enabling you to do things with your hair, and they’re not trying to make you feel like shit about your whole life, and body, and parenting ability.

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      Taylor February 10, 2017, 2:51 pm

      I couldn’t get past three sentences in that article. I tried to scan it, and my brain exploded into a rage-ey “THIS is what you worry about?”.

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    anonymousse February 10, 2017, 1:33 pm

    There is a general strike planned for next Friday…
    http://f17strike.com

    The march of scientists on earth day, too. And the mass mailing of pink slips #theidesoftrump planned for March 15th.

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