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Friday Links

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

“Before it was cool: What I learned at the hipster sex party” [via Salon]

“Male Birth Control Is Coming: 6 Things You Should Know” [via PopSugar Love]

“11 Marriage Regrets From The Divorced” [via HuffPost]

“How we end up marrying the wrong people” [via Philospher’s Mail]

“Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned” [via MSN]

“Piecing Together My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend’s Final Summer” [via Buzzfeed]

“Why They Stayed: For Janay Rice and other abuse victims, the obstacles to leaving are more complicated than many people think” [via The Atlantic]

A reader sent in this link, saying: I came across this article on my Facebook feed about how a girl from Australia faked an Asian vacation. It’s really about how much our online or social media personas differ from reality, which I think she did a great job of addressing and which sometimes comes up in letters.
“Dutch Girl Fakes a Trip to South East Asia” [via Gap Year]

Lena Dunham fans might enjoy this well-written and engaging profile (and haters may enjoy hating it; also, they should brace themselves for the promotion of her first book, out in November):
“Lena Dunham Is Not Done Confessing” [via NYTimes]

[image via Salon]

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 [email protected] and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Lily in NYC September 12, 2014, 1:33 pm

    Wow, that buzzfeed article pissed me off. It’s one thing not to leave the person who is abusing you. But when that person slaps your 14 year-old sister and instead of protecting her, you force her not to tell anyone, I lose all sympathy. On a happier note, the super old newlyweds are adorable.

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      mylaray September 12, 2014, 2:04 pm

      Um domestic violence is not that simple. I’m honestly shocked at some of the responses from other women.

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        lily in NYC September 12, 2014, 3:40 pm

        I’m well aware of the dynamics as I had a relationship in my early 20s that was very similar to that of the author’s. I still can’t believe the crap I took – but the first time he messed with someone I loved I realized that it was time to get out and never went back.

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    j.walker September 12, 2014, 2:05 pm

    Even for 2003 that “hipster” “sex party” sounds outdated..

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    RedroverRedrover September 12, 2014, 2:17 pm

    Can’t wait for male birth control! There are so many MRAs who say that they shouldn’t have to pay child support for a child if they don’t want it. Which is essentially code for, if they can’t make the woman have an abortion, they should be able to opt out of child support. This should shut them the hell up. With this plus condoms, and especially if the woman is on bc as well, it’ll be pretty much impossible to have accidental kids.

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      Gwen Soul September 12, 2014, 2:45 pm

      I wonder if there will be less squaking about the ACA coving BC 100% when it covers guys BC?

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      • Portia

        Portia September 12, 2014, 4:29 pm

        Oh I hope so!

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    • mylaray

      mylaray September 12, 2014, 4:34 pm

      My husband is really intrigued with male birth control and always sending me articles about it. He says he would get Vasalgel without hesitation. I love it.

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      • Portia

        Portia September 12, 2014, 4:49 pm

        Bassanio said he would get it too, which would be awesome.

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  • Portia

    Portia September 12, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Whoops, no link on the fake Asia trip. This is a better article about it, though, which goes into more detail of what she did:

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    RedroverRedrover September 12, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Good point!

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      RedroverRedrover September 12, 2014, 2:53 pm

      Whoops, that was a reply to Gwen.

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    MaterialsGirl September 12, 2014, 2:59 pm

    That HuffPo divorce list hits close to home.

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    HmC September 12, 2014, 9:20 pm

    I really like that “How we end up marrying the wrong people” article. Not what I expected, and I find it very wise. I even sent it to my husband, uh but not cuz I think WE married the wrong people obviously. Ha.

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