~Stuff I pinned at my TIAW and Wisdom boards?
~Rainbow, who I count as an online friend (thanks to the Bethany she wrote about, as a matter of fact), has written a really great article about online friendships. I’ve been getting to know people online for the last 14 years now. Maybe it was an easy idea for me since my mom did some of that when I was a kid with the local BBS community. But in any case I think all of my closest friendships have at least some element of them based in the internet. From my high school friends who I was able to stay in touch with via email (cause, honestly? not so great about the snail mail) to the people I met through groups advertised online, to the people I knew in an entirely online capacity before meeting them in person (if ever). These people have held me through hard times, laughed with me through the lighter days, watched my kids grow up, helped me shape the way I think and the way I view the world. Isn’t that what friendship is? I’m sharing this here at TIAW because I think online friendships are not only real, but also vital for women to fight sexism. What can be better than global networking? Global idea- and information-sharing? Global support and love for your growth as a woman? We need to stand together and the more of us the better. So, thanks, Rainbow, for saying this. And I can’t wait to meet you in person someday!
~Ten things to teach our daughters (and our sons) (well, and ourselves) before they turn 10. (Well, except I bet most of my readers are over 10 already. But it’s never too late to learn!)
~An article on hymens that will blow.your.mind. But not your hymen.