Friday Snacks {11.15.13}

November 15, 2013

Friday-Snacks

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Recently All Your Ugly Cries

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This Woman Was About To Go In For Surgery. What She Did Moments Before Was Awesome.

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Heartbreaking Guest Post On A Cup Of Jo About The Birth Of A Stillborn (do not read if pregnant)

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Kids Say What They Really Think About Their Mom

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Mushy Finds His Voice

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You Need To Watch This Video About Keith

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Listening To Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time

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This Skype Commercial

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The Battle We Didn’t Choose

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Bride’s Special Dance

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Recently On Instagram

What happens when all your friends are girls.

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Recently On Repeat

This cover

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Recently This Interview

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Two of my favorites interviewing each other.

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L: Do you ever get embarrassed to point out gender bias? I always apologize and say something dumb and sassy like “Not to be the girl who cried misogyny, but no one would ever say that to Larry David!” Somehow I feel the need to point out that I know I’m doing it, and that I may sound humorless, and that I wish I could be free and easy like Cameron Diaz at a hockey game.

M: I totally understand this. I don’t get embarrassed, though – I get nervous. Because journalists don’t like to be told that their questions are sexist. Every so often I read insane things like, “Who is the next Lucille Ball?” and they list all these red-haired actresses. As though the essence of Lucille Ball’s talent was derived from the color of her hair.

More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look. What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc. It’s not very interesting to me, but I know it’s interesting to people reading an interview. Sometimes I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air. Because as a result the interview of me reads like I’m interested only in talking about my outward appearance and the politics of being a minority and how I fit into Hollywood, blah blah blah. I want to shout, “Those were the only questions they asked!”

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Recently Linked

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61 Quotes To Make You Feel Beautiful

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Kids React To Gay Marriage

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Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

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32 Powerful Images

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French Anti-Bullying Ad

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I Am Afraid Of Giving Birth

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Two Strangers, One Photograph

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Real Women, Real Bodies, One Day Old Babies

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Recently Fake

“There is the reason that even when I was in really great shape, wore a size 4, and was healthy, it was never good enough for me. All of my logic and intelligence have trouble combatting what I’ve seen as “perfect” day after day for my entire life. Well, I want to see more of this. I want to show my daughter, over and over, why the images of so many women she sees aren’t realistic. And what I really want is for us to stop turning beautiful women into drawings and passing them off as real.” (via Upworthy)

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Recently Viral For A Reason

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Ten True Things About The First Year Of Parenthood

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“The most important thing to get for your baby is not a Rock n’ Play, nor a good set of swaddling blankets, nor a high-end stroller.  The most important thing to get for your baby is a village.  Your village will keep you afloat.  They will carry you when you are tired, feed you when you are starving, forgive you when you are unkempt and hours late and a neglectful friend who can’t remember to wear socks let alone whose birthday it is.  They will love your baby when you are too tired or frustrated to hold her at the moment, because you are imperfect and human and have imperfect and human failings.  They will remind you who you are when you start to think your whole life is only about poop.  They will lift you up.”

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How Feminism Hurts Men

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“Because of feminism, men can no longer walk down the street without fear of being catcalled, harassed, or even sexually assaulted by women. When he is assaulted, the man is blamed — the way he dressed he was “asking for it.”

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Recently Three Queens

A celebration of 3 stay at home moms in 3 different regions of the country.

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Recently Remembered

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One Year Ago

Books To Read While Your Perineum Is On The Fritz

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Do You Have A Best Friend?

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Today I’d Prefer Cake

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One Of The Most Read Posts (Q&A On Traditional Marriage)

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Closing Statements

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And finally, our Friday Funnies from the Internets

People Without Kids Don’t Know (Cry Laughing)

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Kid Snippets

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A Complete Curmudgeon’s Guide To The Sound Of Music

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Mean Tweets: Music Edition {Language}

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Happy weekend, friends.

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Contributors

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A happy hug and a basket full of kittens to the following human gems. Friday snacks wouldn’t happen without you.

Thank you Carrie (1a, 1h, 5b, 5d, 5h), Karissa (1c,d), Erin P (1c), Liza (1f), Katie R.(1g), Katie D. (4,10c), Katie G. (1c),  Jess H. (5b, 1e, 5e), Alana (5c), Candis (5g), Suz (6, 1i), Everyone (7), Liza (7b)  Steve (10a), & Alicia H (10b). Sidenote: If you sent me a link and I forgot to say thank you, my sincerest apologies. Most of the time I’m pulling this all together with a toddler screaming MOMMY I POOPED ON THE FLOOR in the background and it’s easy to miss things. I am thankful for all of you. xo

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One thought on “Friday Snacks {11.15.13}

  1. MB

    This was an excellent (and long!) Snack Pack this week. I must admit, I had myself a very long session of ugly crying going through all of those links this weekend. It didn’t feel right to just transition into the funny stuff, so I’m saving that for this evening. LOVE these snacks. Keep up the wonderful work!

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