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Friday Links

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

“All Johnson’s stories resist the neat closure of the happily ever after. […] The college girl grows up, gets married, gets divorced, gets married again. She makes the wrong choices and then gets to make new ones. “This, then, is what the result is for a girl who has been brought up in a world where the only real value is self-betterment,” Johnson concluded in 1959. “She has had to create her own right and wrong, by trial and error and endless discussion.”

This is the story that Johnson wrote again and again, for several decades, until she died in 2017: There’s no happily ever after, or any ever after at all, but there’s happiness. Heartbreak. Regret. Magic. Surprise. Her extraordinary work was also a life lived, and recorded in pieces, over decades of love stories.”

Not That Kind of Girl

This Is How Many People Cheat In Relationships

When Is It OK to Ghost Someone?

In ‘Shrill,’ Lindy West Made The Body Positive Show That She Never Had

7 Smart Ways to Stay Organized While Wedding Planning

A Bleak 24 Hours for Women’s Rights in the US: Abortion Bills in Five States Threaten Reproductive Rights

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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5 comments… add one
  • Kate March 15, 2019, 3:07 pm

    I’m excited to watch Shrill! I also started Queer Eye season 3 and it’s so cute. The first episode is a straight woman who’s a guard in a men’s prison.

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    • ktfran March 15, 2019, 4:01 pm

      I’m going to subscribe to Hulu just to watch Shrill. Looks so good!

      I love me some QE.

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        TheLadyE March 18, 2019, 11:53 am

        I binged it over the weekend! (Which I never do, but it was only 6 episodes so it wasn’t too hard.) Would love to discuss!

    • Kate March 18, 2019, 11:56 am

      I watched the first episode and liked it! It was a little “millennial” for me I guess but I loved Aidy and her roommate and the writing. I will definitely watch all 6, but I binged on Queer Eye first.

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  • ktfran March 18, 2019, 12:21 pm

    I watched the first three episodes of QE. LOVED the first. It looks like they decided not to use the one from my hometown. Sad!

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