We’ve been looking for a new home for our Saturday Link Roundup (which we loved, but were getting totally lost over the weekend). So we thought we’d roll it in to happy hour. Chat it up, and sometime between now and Monday, enjoy a link or two.
It’s your open thread (I know you’ve been waiting). Hop on it!
Meg and Crew
Highlights of APW This Week
My thoughts on kicking off APW Pride month (my favorite month of the year).
Manya discussing reframing things for ourselves in the paradigm of plenty, and working to slay insecurities that way.
Manhattan courthouse wedding. Wedding dress with long sleeves alert!
Open Thread: Poems to read at your wedding. (There goes the weekend.)
Elisabeth’s exploration of the queer case against gay marriage, and why she’s getting married anyway.
The Atlantic is kicking off Pride month with “The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss,” an article on how straight couples could learn a thing or two from gay couples—because remember the lesbians! (I read this in print, in bed, and it was gooooood.) Plus they gave us an article on how gay couples handle the name-changing issue.
We hate to get all “kids these days, get off my lawn!” but…we can’t help but agree with Linda Holmes at NPR that “promposals” is… not a word…. but I’m also totally willing to waste my time watching these videos and flinching.
This week in Having it All News, an Esquire article outlines why men still can’t have it all. I get Esquire in print (which is a sign of valued media around here), and I was engrossed, dragging it around from room to room. I’m sad he didn’t cut out the occasional snotty aside (who’s his editor?), but holy hell do we need to be broadening this conversation to men.
What does the ongoing debate about Beyonce’s feminism say about us? Bitch explores issues of race and perceptions of feminism. I loved this. A lot.
A new report from Pew Research Center shows an increase in mothers who are the sole or primary breadwinner in the US. (I feel like I should tell you this is a nuanced conversation, but I really just want to go around giving high fives.)
The New York Times has an in-depth piece on the drug trials for the new pills that may increase female desire.
If you need a bit of inspiration in work or in life, start by reading all of Judy Blume’s career highlights. Good stuff, and I’m not just saying that because I like NYU grads.
In the most awkward transition of all time, we’d also like to recommend Q&A: A fresh look at rape during the U.S. Civil War.