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Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread and Links

If you haven’t yet watched Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s speech yesterday in response to Rep. Yoho from Florida calling her a “fucking bitch” on the steps of the Capital, please do (the whole thing!). It is one of the most remarkable and important speeches I’ve heard in a long time. Have a good weekend, and here are a few other links that might interest you:

Move In? Get Divorced? The Pandemic Forces Couples to Decide

I bet a lot of parents of young kids can relate to this:

“Our only moments alone are spent in bed, bone-tired from another day of keeping the impossible balance of parenting and work from toppling while trying to keep the virus and the sense of dread at bay. We spend those few tired minutes trying to figure out what to tell them tomorrow and how to plan for next week, next month, next year. We spend them planning the lies we will tell to them, and to ourselves.”

— To Be a Parent Right Now Is To Be a Liar

I can also related to this: Does the Forecast Call for Friends?

Fyodor has organized a DW Zoom call for this Thursday 9 pm EST. Comment on this thread if you’d like him to send you an invite.

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  • MaterialsGirl July 24, 2020, 3:25 pm


    friend of mine sent me this today and mentioned how poignant it felt to her. My response? I keep seeing articles like this and that’s great. We should definitely shine a light on the problem. BUT HOW IS IT GOING TO CHANGE? and yea.. we do need male buy in to help that change, otherwise we’re stuck fixing our own problems too? I’m lucky.. but also.. this does mainly fall on me. Very Very very very frustrating.

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  • anonymousse July 24, 2020, 3:38 pm

    I love AOC. Her amazing powers at staying calm and articulate in the face of all this bs is just incredible. She continues to impress me. AOC 2024!

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    • MaterialsGirl July 24, 2020, 4:54 pm

      I thought she did a very nice job on that. Invoking the “F*ing B*itch” is so not cool. It’s one thing to call someone an ahole, but the F*ing B*itch” thing throws layer after layer of anti woman vitriol .

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  • Miss MJ July 24, 2020, 5:11 pm

    AOC is awesome. Full stop.

    OMG, I feel the weather article. So, so much. It’s been raining for two days here and will continue to rain for several more, and I am going stir-crazy being stuck inside the condo. At least when it’s not raining, I can socialize after the sun starts to set, when the “feels like” temp drops to slightly below 90 degrees.

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  • d2 July 25, 2020, 10:43 am

    The AOC speech is an eloquent and powerful statement.

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  • em July 27, 2020, 3:38 pm

    I’d love an invite

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