Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links

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

Things Couples Do to Keep Their Marriage Going

Womansplaining the Pay Gap

‘Unspoken Sexism’ Dampens Fundraising For Women Running In 2020

A Teacher Is Fired Over a Topless Selfie, Stirring a Debate Over Gender Equity

Her Aunt Let Her Be Herself. As A Transgender Woman, She Still Had To ‘Play The Game’

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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11 comments… add one
  • Poppy April 5, 2019, 4:06 pm

    Regarding the article about the middle school teacher, I dont think it should be more so about gender equality rather then the sexual content of the picture. If we reverse this story and it was the male teacher that sent a nude picture to a person he was dating and students got their hands on it I dont doubt the school might handle it the same way. That said, I think its ridiculous that she lost her job over this picture that was intended for a person she was dating and happened on her “off” time. Id also say the same if it happended to the male teacher. But then again it could also reflect poor judgement /character which might be in the school districts policy and that would fair grounds to fire.

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    • Dear Wendy April 5, 2019, 4:44 pm

      You really think the school district would have fired a male teacher for sending a photo of himself shirtless to a woman colleague he was dating?

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      • Poppy April 5, 2019, 4:57 pm

        No, not shirtless but if his genitals were exposed then i would think so. Having a penis and vagina are just as natural as breast but our society terms these parts of our bodies a sex organs and therfor not appropriate to be exposed

      • Dear Wendy April 5, 2019, 5:05 pm

        But this female teacher was fired on account of a photo of her topless, not a photo of her genitals. So… I’m not sure I understand your argument that this isn’t about gender equality.

    • Ange April 7, 2019, 5:01 pm

      I certainly don’t think punishing anyone for images distributed of them without their consent is the way to go. Maybe they should be questioning the bloke, who is also a teacher in the school district, how a photo sent to him got out.

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      • Sarah April 8, 2019, 2:52 pm

        I agree!! Why isn’t he getting investigated???!!! At least make all women aware of who he is so no woman dates him ever again!!!

  • anonymousse April 5, 2019, 7:34 pm

    Ugh. A meeting of mostly men, and they show her the image of herself!?!? I’m glad she suing them.

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    • Sarah April 8, 2019, 2:51 pm

      That jumped out at me. That is terrible and gross.

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  • Miss MJ April 5, 2019, 10:09 pm

    Regarding the Things Couples Do…article, I’m not sure “buying fake tits” and ignoring your spouse’s finances are the, um, best marriage tips..

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    • Ange April 6, 2019, 3:04 am

      Yeah there were some weird answers there. The only one that was solid was the one from the couple who’d actually been married for a good chunk of time. The others kind of showed they hadn’t been at it that long.

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  • keyblade April 6, 2019, 7:52 pm

    It’s nice to read the link about Dee Westenhauser, the women who came out as transgendered in her sixties but who’s aunt allowed her a space to express that part of herself all of those years ago. I’m glad I’m here to read about different experiences that people felt less safe sharing in time’s past. Here is to the hope that people can live out all of their experiences in a way that is safe and comfortable to them if they aren’t hurting others.

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