Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
The Atlantic is doing a whole series on the sexism of telling women to smile. Men started telling me to smile when I was maybe 12 — and probably earlier than that, but I know I was around 12 when I became uncomfortably cognizant of what an implicit offense this was. At 40, I don’t get told to smile as often as I did in my 20s, and when I do, you can sure as shit bet the men making the demand will quickly regret doing so.
Hell, yes!! Why should it be solely a woman’s responsibility to change diapers when out in public with their babies? (Sometimes, dads even take their babies out on their own — gasp! — and now they won’t have to worry about where to change their babies’ diapers.) This seriously should have happened decades ago. “President Obama Signs Babies Act, Mandates Baby Changing Stations Be Available To Dads Too”
“It’s important to talk more about women who live happily without kids and acknowledge the hard reality that some mothers feel baby regret. So long as we consider the childless life an inferior one, not raising a family will always feel more like rebellion than an acceptable choice.” — Talking About Women Who Regret Having Kids Is Important, Not Horrifying
Your daily dose of Trump ick: How Trump’s Abuse of Women Hid in Plain Sight: The Republicans’ defenders argue that the timing of accusations of sexual assault are questionable. That’s only because they weren’t paying attention before.
After Nate Silver made a map showing what the election outcome would be if only men voted, Trump supporters, cretins that they are, suggested women shouldn’t be allowed to vote, making #repealthe19th a trending hashtag on Twitter this week. Consider this your daily reminder to get out and vote on November 8th. So much is at stake.
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!