The inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States has been a scary and horrific thing for many of us. He and his cabinet, full of unqualified and unsuitable candidates, threaten civil rights, voter rights, climate control, health care, public education, social security, the first amendment, foreign relations, free press, and the values of most good and decent people everywhere. We must resist his actions to destroy the fabric of democracy and the security of our citizens. In an effort to do that, each week I share some acts of resistance and steps of activism you can take. Here are this week’s:
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Happy almost weekend! How many of you are off on Monday for Presidents’ Day? NYC public schools are off all next week for mid-winter break, but we’re staying here and saving up our vacation time and budget. You know who else is on recess next week? Congress! Which means they should be holding town halls in their districts to meet with constituents. I’m planning to go to my first town hall on Wednesday evening. Anyone else going to one in their area? This is a good time to raise some hell and make your voices heard. After the sheer batshit cray of this week/the last month, there’s a lot to be said.
Shifting gears entirely, Presidents’ Day weekend also means lots of sales. Here are a few I’m into:
Get an additional 40% off Sale prices at Anthropologie. Someone who doesn’t have to wear a bra, get this dress because it’s all that.
Shop $5 deal at H&M. Shop and save up to 70% off women’s, men’s and kids items! Enjoy free shipping until Feb. 20 with code 7779. I think I might have to get this dress for Joanie. And these pants for Jackson.
30% store-wide sale at J.Crew. I bought this sweater during another sale and I wear it about four times a week. (No exaggeration. I’m basically doing a capsule wardrobe, kind of by default, and this is one of the three or four tops on super heavy rotation this winter.)
An extra 30% off sale prices at Madewell. These Sorel boots!
Store-wide 20% off sale at West Elm. After realizing last weekend when we had guests over that we don’t really have a true cheese board (which, come on, necessity), I’m eyeing this.
40% off store-wide sale at Banana Republic. I’ve been looking for a sweater exactly this color!
Any others you’re excited about? Any weekend plans you’re looking forward to?
Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves
Related: What’s a Liberal to Do When His Spouse Is a Trump Zealot?
Woman Problems: One moment, walking. The next—am I real?
‘It’s the breaking of a taboo’: It’s tiring, often boring – and can mean a return to more traditional roles. Why some mothers (and fathers) feel they made a mistake.
Why Men Fall in Love Faster Than Women
They fell in love in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. He’s not romantic and he thinks holding hands is silly, but after 75 years they’re still going strong. Saved From Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’
“Missouri lawmakers are considering making a felony of ‘nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images.’ better known as revenge porn. In the meantime, if your ex puts your naughty bits on social media, the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative has a handy-dandy guide to getting the photos or video removed and how to protect yourself.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!
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