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Monday (Friday) Links

These links got a little lost in the shuffle on Friday afternoon when the site was acting wonky after a WordPress update wreaked havoc (WordPress: please stop with the rapid update cycles!!!), so I’m re-posting them for your Monday afternoon reading pleasure.

Dogs be afraid of cats.

This is one of the most remarkable pieces of print journalism I’ve ever read. It’s not really related to DW themes, but it was too significant not to share. I read it over the course of two or three hours Monday night and have not been able to stop thinking about it. The scene of the story is just a mile or so from where I live, but it’s worlds away, and I am at loss for how to bridge the gap.
“Invisible Child, Girl in the Shadows: Dasani’s Homeless Life” [via NYTimes]

“How To Be a Woman” [via Thought Catalog]

“America’s Best Hate-Reads, 2013” [via Mother Jones]

“Study says good body image equals happier relationships for women” [via NY Daily News]

“When Stay-at-Home Husbands Are Embarrassing to Their Wives” [via Time.com]

“Study: Long-distance relationships might work better” [via Salon]

“Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood” [via NPR]

“Why we need to talk to our sons about rape” [via Role Reboot]

“10 Signs Your Man Is A Psychopath” [via HuffPo]

“California man arrested for running ‘revenge porn’ website” [via Reuters]

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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7 comments… add one
  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson December 13, 2013, 6:36 pm

    Woah have these been loaded all day?

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    d2 December 13, 2013, 11:55 pm

    No Type A’s in those dogs. That’s funny. Go cats!

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  • Miss MJ

    Miss MJ December 16, 2013, 1:34 pm

    I read the NYT piece over the weekend and I’m still trying to process it.

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    • the_optimist

      the_optimist December 16, 2013, 1:52 pm

      Right? That series just completely broke my heart.

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    rachel December 16, 2013, 1:54 pm

    The New York Times piece is so good. Milwaukee is a very segregated city, but it’s not quite so stark as it sounds like New York is. The image of the fancy wine shop across the street from the barred-off cheap liquor store was pretty crazy. I grew up very poor, we were on welfare for a large portion of my childhood, and so this hit very close to home. I can remember being Dasani’s age, and being worried about how we would pay the bills, or afford school clothes. It’s a hard burden for a child, and immensely harder for her, because somehow my mom always managed to make things work out – to keep a roof over our heads, and to give us great Christmases and birthdays.

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  • BriarRose

    BriarRose December 16, 2013, 2:27 pm

    I just finished the story about Dasani. I feel so at a loss. What an amazing little girl. She has gone through things that I’m not sure I would be brave enough to handle.

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  • honeybeenicki

    honeybeenicki December 16, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I saw the dogs being afraid of cats one already, but defnitely watched it again. I haven’t made it to many of the other links other than the househusbands one (pesky work is getting in the way of my internet browsing!). I just have to say — my husband will likely be a SAHD and I’m proud of that. Sometimes I’m a little jealous, but overall I know being a SAHM isn’t for me, but he’ll do a great job.

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