In the drawer today:
For a bit of a downer, but none the less a startlingly good read, check out Jill Lepore's NY Times piece on the life of Jane Mecom, Benjamin Franklin's sister.
indofrenchie struggles with kindness and indebtedness in regards to hetero men.
Annanonymous celebrates five and a bit months of blogging with a retrospective well worth perusing.
The Stroppery hosts a guest post on the forthcoming SlutWalk Aotearoa events in Auckland and Wellington, from Kiwiana
Katie writes about how Riley plays in a way that reflects her experience of her mother's disability. With delightful pics, and thanks to blue milk for the tip off.
Robyn Heller Gerbush provides a helpful list of things to avoid saying to people with non-visible disabilities.
andrea grimes calls out Toxic Masculinity over criticism of a US baseball player's decision to take parental leave.
hungrymama considers her answer to the dreaded question "what do you do?"
Libby Copeland examines the history of body-shaming advertising and Dove's questionable claim that 93% of women consider their armpits ugly. (Hat tipped to harvestbird for this)
And to finish off, some wonderful rainbow food, I especially heart the pancakes. And the cheesecake. Mmmmmm.
As always, feel free to add your own interesting linkys in comments, and self-promotion is encouraged!