Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links

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

A brand new nonfiction book, “Three Women,” about female sex drive, is an immediate bestseller, and has Buzzfeed asking “Are Straight Women OK?”

Well, this is pitiful: “Go Broke or Go Home Bachelorette Parties”

Our Marriage Looks Straight. We’re Not.

In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a ‘type’

Men Know It’s Better to Carry Nothing

An Epidemic of Disbelief: What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them

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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13 comments… add one
  • ktfran July 19, 2019, 8:21 pm

    If you all watch QE, my hometown (and JVNs), Quincy, is on this season!!! It’s a little nothing town on the Mississippi, but so happy it’s represented. And someone like JVN was born and raised there. My only hope is that he normalizes LGBTQ in this German Catholic city.

    My 13 year old niece who lives there is a little feminist in the making. She does not get that from her parents or grandparents or definitely school. I do have hope.

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    • anonymousse July 20, 2019, 8:33 am

      Aww, that’s awesome. I watched the first one yesterday. Ms. Dooley!

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      • ktfran July 20, 2019, 8:51 am

        There was a scathing opinion peace from a church leader in our paper about letting QE film in Quincy and how it’s bad for the youth. P

      • ktfran July 20, 2019, 8:54 am

        Edit out the p. Submitted too soon. It’s ridiculous.

        @kate, I didn’t. I wasn’t in music or theater but I definitely knew of her. She’s been at the high school for ages.

    • Kate July 20, 2019, 8:38 am

      Did you know Kathi Dooley?

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    • Kate July 20, 2019, 9:10 am

      It definitely did not seem bad for the youth. At least the kids they showed looked like good kids who were really into it. I liked how they had Bobby in shop, Antoni in cooking class, etc.

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      • ktfran July 20, 2019, 9:41 am

        Most of the kids are accepting, finally. It’s a lot of the adults who are still racist, homophobic bigots.

        I’m definitely glad QE filmed there.

    • Kate July 20, 2019, 2:36 pm

      Have you ever seen a cuter kid than Lucy the ice-skater in episode 3? She’s like 30 in a 10-y/o body.

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    • Ange July 20, 2019, 5:13 pm

      My SIL is in the little mini episode they did in Yass. They said the guys were nice enough when the cameras were on but wouldn’t talk to anyone otherwise. Apparently when she and some others were walking up the hallway past the green room they had set up for them the guys shut the door on them. My SIL said she was just glad they weren’t actually there to see them or it would have been really hurtful. I still watch the show but I take it with a big grain of salt now.

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      • Kate July 21, 2019, 7:36 am

        Aw, that does not compute. I feel like there had to be some kind of extenuating circumstances. I’m googling to find corroborating accounts but I don’t see anything like that. This article is pretty funny though: https://www.vulture.com/article/queer-eye-fab-five-ranked-worst-to-best.html

      • Kate July 21, 2019, 7:39 am

        Here’s an interview with the trans man from the 2nd episode saying they’re even nicer irl.


      • anonymousse July 21, 2019, 8:49 am

        I mean, they’re human. I can’t honestly imagine how hard it is to be “on” all the time. The show is their work, you know? And Australia is a long flight. I have a friend who works for Netflix and she says they’re really sweet.

      • Ange July 21, 2019, 4:56 pm

        This was well after they arrived and decorated the pub. I don’t blame them for not wanting to talk all the time but they shut the door hard on people that were just walking past. One was the landlord of the pub! I’ve heard accounts they’re still nice to some people but a lot of the Yass people felt a bit used and thrown out. As true as one account can be so can others.


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