Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links


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

Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm.

Sent from a reader who says: This is an article by a former Bernie supporter debunking this “Hillary is so dishonorable and disgusting” notion that I believe is really grounded in misogyny (BGM, anyone? [oh, snap]). I worry about Bernie supporters who will refuse to vote for Hill.

There’s a tribe in Tanzania where straight women marry each other for an empowering reason.

Ha! New study finds that men are often their own favorite experts on any given subject.

Grab some tissue for this one: ‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking.’ Five years after the tsunami that killed tens of thousands in Japan, a husband still searches the sea for his wife, joined by a father hoping to find his daughter.

President Obama writes about fatherhood and feminism for Glamour Magazine.

The Baby-Sitter’s Club series turned 30 this week! Here’s a look back at one of the main characters, Claudia Kishi, and the impact she had on Asian-American girls growing up in the 80s and 90s.

In one experiment in communal living in Oregon, four couples and their assorted children share one home (and one shower!). They say the idea is for the adults to share their lives with their best friends, at the same time helping to raise each other’s children, pooling resources for rent and food, sharing skills and knowledge, and keeping each other sane. Would you ever be tempted to try communal living for these reasons (or others)?

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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  • zombeyonce August 6, 2016, 4:08 pm

    I could never be happy in a communal living situation. I don’t know if it’s my introverted nature or my Western independence nurture, but the idea of sharing space with that many people sounds horrible, even if I liked them all (which seems unlikely). Am I just a curmudgeon?

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    • Anonymousse August 7, 2016, 3:36 pm

      No…I can’t really imagine it. One shower!?

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    Classic August 6, 2016, 5:22 pm

    Thank you, DWer who sent in the article about Clinton. That article says what I think.
    I like Bernie too, of course! But here we have the most intelligent, hard-working, consistent, loyal, extremely experienced, internationally worldwide, candidate. We are lucky that she is also, somehow, strong enough to stand up to the irrational attempts to discredit her– more indication that she will be the strongest President yet.

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