meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.



  • A Woman’s Body Is Her Own – What does it take to make my body truly my own? What proof do they need? (Cup of Jo)
  • A family-favourite – We love Ina’s Pasta alla Vecchia Bettola (Food52)
  • The Godfather of Fermentation Loves Your Pandemic Sourdough… and hopes you stick with it! (Modern Farmer)
  • I am a vacation mom (Culture Study)
  • And this: “The secret to a good parenting partnership is for parents to play to their strengths. For instance, my wife is organized, diligent, loving, and caring. She’s great at staying on top of all the responsibilities that come with raising children. She schedules their activities, orders their sports equipment, keeps in touch with their teachers, and makes sure they have clothes that fit. And while she’s doing those things, I keep our two sons entertained in the other room with a good, old-fashioned wrestling match.” (McSweeney’s)
  • The ‘Jennifer Lawrence Pipeline’ & The Impossible Standards For Women In Hollywood (Refinery29)
  • The magazine’s staff and many of our contributors in the Bloomberg newsroom have compiled our annual yearend Jealousy List. Congratulations to those on this year’s list, we hate/love you. —The Editors
  • I’m uneasy about how momfluencers’ content is structured by the logic of the marketplace, and about the influence this might have on regular peoples’ feelings about their own families. (Mothers Under The Influence)
  • White Christmas – HCMs (Hallmark Christmas Movies) not only indulge a willful ignorance of past injustice and political inequality, but actively cater to it, positioning themselves as “apolitical” to appease a dominant culture built on the suffering and oppression of other people. (Bitch Media)
  • And here’s a guide for female protagonists in a Hallmark movie (McSweeney’s)
  • Hey parents, no need to stress about the escalating days of missed schooling – YouTube is here to educate us! First up, How To Use A Comma (swissmiss)
  • And How to Use ‘Affect’ Versus ‘Effect’ (lifehacker)

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