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Dear Wendy

Friday Links: November 9

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMxtbAP2cyU&feature=player_embedded

This was a huge week for women (also, gays, latinos and potheads). Women comprised 53% of the total national vote in the presidential election. The 113th Congress will have a record-breaking 20 female senators, including the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, from Wisconsin. New Hampshire elected the first all-women delegation in the House, the Senate and the governor’s office. Best of all, we re-elected a president who will keep the government out of our bodies, and none of those crazy tea party rape philosophers were voted into office. Hells yeah! The video above is a couple weeks old, but it’s fun to watch knowing what we know now about the election outcome. [via Washington Post]

From The New York Times: “Unfriending Someone, Before Facebook”

From Yahoo Shine: “The 10 Habits that Keep Marriages Strong”

From HuffPo: “You Can Be Anyone You Want! (Well, Sort Of)” written by my friend and downstairs neighbor, Julie Tarney, about the time her son wanted to be a girl for Halloween

From Slate: “Will Sandy Bring a Baby Boom or Baby Bust? How disasters change marriage, divorce, and birth rates.”

From Buzzfeed: “Beautiful Pictures Of Two Women From Maryland Getting Engaged On Election Night”

From Thought Catalog: “How to be a 20-Something”

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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    Addie Pray November 9, 2012, 12:47 pm

    The week was especially big for female gay latino potheads!

    (ha? ha)

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      Addie Pray November 9, 2012, 12:55 pm

      Come on, that was super funny. (Confession, it was so funny I thumb-upped myself.)

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    • iwannatalktosampson

      iwannatalktosampson November 9, 2012, 1:03 pm

      I giggled. But it might just be the rocky mountain high.

      I plan on compiling a list of all the hilarious quotes by politicians and reporters discussing the weed-pocolypse. Starting with this article:

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  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson November 9, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Go from eating delicious food at your parents’ house to eating Ragu tomato sauce over Barilla noodles. Develop an eating disorder to save money.
    Read more at

    hahaha. I thought you just didn’t eat so you wouldn’t have to spend as much money on booze. That’s double the savings and double the fun.

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      lets_be_honest November 9, 2012, 1:40 pm

      That was seriously hysterical. My sister got me into though catalog. Some really funny lists on there.

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