So, I heard there was a presidential debate this week, but I elected to eat banana pudding and catch up on black-ish instead, sooo . . . these links have nada to do with this shitshow of an election season. Sound good? May Nov. 8 get here swiftly and Trump retreat to his gold-leafed apartment never to be heard from again.
“Sovereignty for indigenous people is only going to come about through the support of women and women’s health, in the same way that we defend and protect Mother Earth is the same way that we need to defend and protect women and the next generations of children being born.”
“It was believed women would tolerate side effects better than men, who demanded a better quality of life.” Well all this is horrifying.
Bethy Squires, Broadly
Are you struggling to afford childcare? Blame Pat Buchanan and fear of Communism.
Meet the only current female master distiller, Marianne Barnes:
David A. Mann, Bizwomen
STOP what you are doing right now and watch Baby Cobra on Netflix if you haven’t already.
Ariel Levy, The New Yorker
“We like to believe that breastfeeding is ‘natural’ in the sense that it is nurturing and sustaining, without any acknowledgement of how awful and violent the “natural” reality of human reproduction can be, and how much it can cost women.” Blackwood wrestles with breastfeeding as captivity narrative in this is thoughtful and challenging essay.
Sarah Blackwood, The Hairpin
A quick exploration of diversity and representation at the Americana Music Association’s annual festival:
Alexa Peters, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls