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Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread and Links

Happy weekend! Who all is going to a holiday party this weekend? I’m not going to a holiday party, but I’m going to a 40th birthday party, and I’m going to read my new library book that I finally got off my hold list, and I might bake this lemony turmeric tea cake from Alison Roman’s new cookbook. Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s a great weekend, and here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Why Do People Really Dislike the Women Running for President?

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

What a story of despair, hope, and warning: Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question.

“I had worn makeup at sixteen to my college interviews; I’d worn makeup at my gymnastic meets when I was ten. In the photos I have of myself at ballet recitals when I was six or seven, I’m wearing mascara and blush and lipstick, and I’m so happy. What did it mean, I wondered, that I have spent so much of my life attempting to perform well in circumstances where an unaltered female face is aberrant? How had I been changed by an era in which ordinary humans receive daily metrics that appear to quantify how our personalities and our physical selves are performing on the market? What was the logical end of this escalating back-and-forth between digital and physical improvement?”

— The Age of the Instagram Face: How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look.

The Year Women Got ‘Horny’

I’m adding some of these to my holds list, stat: Best Fiction Books 2019

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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