A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.
Salon: Engagement rings are barbaric (Pretty interesting point of view. I’d never thought much about it, but she’s kinda right — and I, too, find myself marveling at the consumerism and unhappiness that marketing has given rise to. In the 50s, advertising told you how to solve problems. By the 60s & 70s they started making up problems and convincing you that you needed their product to solve the problem they made up.)
Pile of Babies: Football versus Futbol (True confession: Didn’t watch one soccer game, but now that I see that hot men frequently take their shirts off…well, I just may be interested).
BNR: Your messed up Christian tradition is fetishizing little girls (I’ve always found the entire concept of a purity ball or purity ring or anything else just freaking creepy, creepy, creepy, but I’ve never thought of the message it really sends until now — you’re daddy’s until I give you to another man — that’s kinda messed up. My girls are being taught to be self-sufficient and that they don’t “belong” to anyone…ever).
Salon: My breakup with Facebook (I soooo want to do this and, I’ve tried…but I always go crawling back. I wonder if I should start small…like go without it for a day, then a weekend, then a week. The irony? I got to this article through my Facebook feed. If I quit FB…where would I get all the “Worth Reading” content I post for you guys to read each week? )
Good News Network: Doctor delivers babies with special tradition