Link Love (2014-04-17)

Thought-provoking

“Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.
And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?” Teaching Consent to Small Children – Love, Joy, Feminism

7 ways to be the most interesting person in the room – The Week

“And one thing I’ve learned, above all, is this: the life that my writing has changed more than any other is my own. Writing for you has changed me, in ways I am only beginning to grasp. In wonderful, crazy, lift-you-off-the-ground kind of ways. And that makes me want to do it forever.” What I’ve Learned as a Writer – Zen Habits

How To Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks – Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A note, though: if you don’t really want to put in all that effort, setting a goal you don’t control is a good way of setting up a fallback. It gives you someone else to blame when you don’t reach your goal. Keep that in mind next time you set a big goal: if you find yourself aiming for something you have no control over, ask yourself whether you actually want to put in the work to achieve it. If you do, reframe it to become something you can be accountable for.” Chasing Goals You Can Control – Belle Beth Cooper

Five Communication Mistakes Almost Every Couple Makes – Life Hacker

Equality

“What is it about male-to-female gender-bending style that makes so many people so uncomfortable?  After all, clothes are just what’s on the surface.  Why must our clothing be gendered?  Why can’t people decorate themselves the way they want?” The Worst Way a Man Can Dress (Is Like a Woman) – Male Pattern Boldness

“Who’s the Man?”: Heteronormativity and Queer Relationships – Everyday Feminism

“Yet, even when crippled by small budgets, female-driven films tend to outperform expectations. The total median gross return on investment for a film that passed the Bechdel test was $2.68 for each dollar spent, compared to only $2.45 for films that failed. And despite the claims of some within the industry that films with strong female leads don’t do well internationally, they hold their own abroad as well.” Charts: Movies that pass the Bechdel test have a better return on investment – Feministing

Inspirational

“When you blame the outcomes you face in your life to others, you are trapped. You are stuck waiting for others to change so you can be happy. You are powerless because there is nothing you can do to change other people.
But, you can change you. You can change the way you think and believe. You can choose how you view yourself, life, the people around you, and the world at large.
You get to choose. Every damn time.”  What to do when other people are getting in the way of your happiness – Christie Inge

But I will not make myself small. I will take up my own space in the world. I will hold my the flexible structure with both hands and allow myself the opportunity to be here – to really be here – and to be seen.” Taking Up Space – Mara Glatzel

Health

The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress – Zen Habits

10 Signs You’re a Healthy Woman – Paleo for Women

Cultivating Health During Crisis – Mark’s Daily Apple

Recipes

Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette – Nourished Kitchen

Healthy Berry Cobbler Dessert Recipe with Almond Flour – Wellness Mama

Simple Sausage – A Clean Plate

Coconut Flour Pop-Overs – Thank Your Body

Lemon “Cheese” Cake – The Paleo Mom

Paleo Tzatziki Sauce – Paleo Oh Yeah!

Chewy Ginger Thin Cookies (Autoimmune Paleo) – The Primitive Homemaker

Paleo Paratha (Stuffed Flatbread) – My Heart Beets

Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks – The Iron You

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Just Jessie B

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