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Dear Wendy

Friday Links, November 16

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

Pregnant Woman runs over husband for not voting (for Romney) in the presidential election.

NYC describe the perfect woman. [via NYPost]

Last week, Facebook made another change to its social networking service: “Couples Pages,” which aggregate all of your online interactions with whomever you have designated as your significant other. And you can’t opt out. [via Slate]

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Man’s Dick in His Pants [via Jezebel]

I’m Gay. Why did I Marry a Woman? [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 wendy@dearwendy.com and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    FancyPants November 16, 2012, 1:42 pm

    I reallllllllllly hope Arizona’s child protective services swoop in on her baby when it’s born. I hate the idea of a woman that irrational and violent raising a child.

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      theattack November 16, 2012, 1:57 pm

      Most states’ child protective service agencies can’t do anything about a child that wasn’t born during the time of the abuse. For example, a mother abuses her child while she’s pregnant. There’s a court case, and her parental rights are terminated for that child. It doesn’t affect anything with the soon-to-be child. That’s why the same parents are in and out of juvenile courts all the time. They keep having kids to replace the ones who have been removed from their home. I’ve seen a woman have twelve kids that way because she was determined to keep one, but they kept being removed because she was a horrible mother in every possible way. Abuse of a spouse is a totally different issue that is given weight in these decisions, but it’s not as much of an indicator as abuse of a child. I agree that people that crazy shouldn’t be raising children, but there’s a lot of red tape involved, and I can’t imagine this happening. However, if she’s in prison (I didn’t read the article, just the title) then she won’t be able to raise the child, and it’s very possible it will go into the care of a family member or the foster care system.

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        lets_be_honest November 16, 2012, 2:08 pm

        And I continue to be horrified by people and the court system…thank you.

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        theattack November 16, 2012, 3:27 pm

        I really shouldn’t say most. Just that all of the ones I know about function that way.

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    theattack November 16, 2012, 1:52 pm

    The “couple pages” look just the same as the friendship pages we already had. You have the same thing with every one of your facebook friends. When I went to my “couple page,” I even have a sidebar that gives me the option of browsing other friendship pages. I don’t see anything different here.

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      Eagle Eye November 16, 2012, 2:19 pm

      so, I just visited my “couples page” and since my boyfriend has never really done anything with facebook besides using it as a means for friends to contact him via other avenues – so ours is completely empty save for an invitation we both got to a “back to the ussr” party with a big red USSR flag from our freshman year, way before we started dating/ even knew one another.

      Essentially, looking at our bare, blank page save for a giant USSR flag – kinda made my life, lol

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      GatorGirl November 16, 2012, 2:30 pm

      Yeah, mine wasn’t super exciting. Other than going back and looking at the super old adorable post from when we first started dating. But I have the same page with all my friends!

      (Congrats on your job!!!! My computer refuses to let me into the forums so I thought I’d tell you here!)

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        theattack November 16, 2012, 2:42 pm

        Thank you!!!!!!! I’m beside myself with excitement! And also a little bit of anxiety because of the huge responsibility. There will be so much less DW bitching on my part, which everyone should be thankful for. haha

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    Kate B. November 16, 2012, 2:09 pm

    So, according to the NY Post, I should only expect a New York man to spend $166.96 on a date with me. I do have the brown hair and brown eyes and am not a smoker, but I lost points for being a nondrinker and not having a master’s degree. Good thing I live in California.

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      Kate B. November 16, 2012, 2:10 pm

      Actually, I think blondes get more points in CA, so I’m just SOL.

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      GatorGirl November 16, 2012, 2:35 pm

      hmm, I’m blonde, blue eyed and only have a BA. Looks like I’d have a hard time getting a date in NYC!

      Also, $266 seems like A LOT to spend on a date. My first date with my fiance was a movie (maybe $35 total), our second was a steak dinner ($100 maybe). I don’t know that we’ve ever gone on a $226 date in 5 years!

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        lets_be_honest November 16, 2012, 2:40 pm

        Well now you know why!

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      Kate B. November 16, 2012, 3:20 pm

      But I do have freckles and wear glasses. That counts for something, right?

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        lets_be_honest November 16, 2012, 3:25 pm

        $1 per freckle.

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        Kate B. November 16, 2012, 3:45 pm

        Oh boy oh boy! I’m rollin’ now!

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    ktfran November 16, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I read the NY Post article. Can someone please explain to me the difference between a social drinker and a casual drinker?

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      lets_be_honest November 16, 2012, 2:24 pm

      I would guess that a social one ONLY drinks when they are out with friends and would have a couple cocktails. A casual drinker would be one that drinks at home also, but not every day.

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        ktfran November 16, 2012, 3:22 pm

        You’re probably right. Casual drinker? Check!

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    scattol November 16, 2012, 10:58 pm

    I don’t get the Salon article. Why did he actually follow through with the marriage? Did he pretend to actually be hetero? Was she faithful once married? Why did she die? Anybody know?

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