Friday Favorites

Packing is in full swing, and I'm hosting my very first ever yard sale tomorrow! I have a couple of friends who are getting in on the action, so between us it should be a pretty sweet (and fun) yard sale. I'll post deets later on! For now, here are some of my favorite links this week.

This video reminding women that we shouldn't apologize when there's nothing to apologize for.

How to pronounce designer names. Because, you know, just because something is out of your price range doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to pronounce it correctly. Or maybe that makes it even more important?

35 practical steps men can take to support feminism. I had to share this immediately after reading on my personal Facebook page because I feel like I know so many people who really need to read this, and I have to say, reading this also made me so much more comfortable with my own ideas about what I can/should expect and deserve out of a healthy relationship. I feel like before I thought things like sharing household chores and parenting equally were fair and right, but we probably weren't there yet and I couldn't really expect it to happen, whereas now I definitely feel like I don't want to be in a relationship with anyone who isn't willing to at least put thoughtful action towards this. Dating had caused me to really start thinking about what I want and need in a relationship and a partner, and this list helped me add a few things for sure. In some places I think the author goes a little overboard, and I definitely don't support the idea that men should be put in second place after women, but I think people need to be more thoughtful about evening out time and fiscal responsibilities.

This article debunking stereotypes about fat people is everything.

I am so glad more stuff is coming out about the influence the things you say as a parent can have on your kid, like in this video. Being a parent is hard, and anything and everything you say has the potential to shape your child's future. Being thoughtful about how the things you say makes your kid see him or herself is so important. The same video could (and should) be made for boys being pushed towards the sciences and away from things like theatre and art.

The Daily Show on sexual assault. Jessica Williams knows what's up.

Yours Truly, Jen

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