Link Love (2016-10-29)

U.S. Election 2016

A message from your friendly neighborhood Trump supporter – renegade mothering

“Trump fever quickly spread: Other extremists new to presidential politics openly endorsed Trump, including Don Black, a former grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the neo-Nazi site Stormfront; Rocky Suhayda, chair of the American Nazi Party; and Rachel Pendergraft, a national organizer for the Knights Party, the successor to David Duke’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Richard Spencer, an emerging leader among a new generation of white nationalists known as the “alt right,” declared that Trump “loves white people.”” How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream – Mother Jones

Trump’s “Obama founded ISIS” comments are dangerous. They’re also deeply ignorant. – Vox

“It’s been seven years since Lisette Johnson’s abusive husband shot her and then turned the gun on himself, but nowadays, whenever she turns on the TV, she is confronted with a man who sounds just like him.
He lies. He bullies. He threatens. He calls women names. And he’s the Republican nominee for president.” Trump Is Triggering Domestic Violence Survivors With Textbook Abusive Behavior – Huffington Post

Trump Central Park Five Guilty Despite DNA Evidence – Love, Joy, Feminism

“Yet within this tale of marriage and redemption, there doesn’t seem to be room for Clinton, who is criticized for doing what Trump supporters tell others to do every day — value the sanctity of marriage. Clinton’s reasoning for reconciling with her husband even seems to follow these traditional teachings. In March of this year,Clinton spoke of her faith and marriage at a church in Michigan. She noted that it was her faith that allowed her to forgive her husband, and the example of God’s redemption that gave her a pathway to reconciliation.
Divorce is bad, argue Christian leaders, because marriage is forever. And yet, somehow when the Clintons stay together, it’s a moral failing.” The Clintons’ Christian Marriage: The staggering Evangelical hypocricy over Hillary’s refusal to divorce Bill – Salon

What Would Become of Our Husbands and Sons Under a Trump Presidency? – Love, Joy, Feminism


“It’s a little peculiar, isn’t it, that seeing homophobia as The Worst Thing makes it so much harder to challenge? But it does. Capital-H, by erasing everyday homophobia carried out by decent people, actively perpetuates a status quo where cisgender heterosexuality is normalised and everything else is.. Other.” Homophobia: letting go of the Capital H. – Consider the Tea Cosy

This Woman Is Calling Out Sexist, Hypocritical Men In Exactly the Way They Deserve – Distractify

“After finishing their fact-finding mission, the working group was “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans,” chair Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France said in the report. “The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.”” U.N. panel suggests slavery reparations in U.S. – The Philadelphia Tribune

The Word Is “Rape” – Love, Joy, Feminism

“She looked at me in surprise: “You’re going to leave the baby alone with your husband?!
I looked at her like she had two heads: “Uh, yes — at minimum, several evenings a week and all day Sunday. I would never have a baby with someone who couldn’t be left alone with a baby. In fact, nobody should.”
I wouldn’t agree to an unfair parenting arrangement any more than I’d work with a coworker who dumps his work on my desk and cuts out early.” How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time – Daily Worth


“I suggested that punishment and force will ultimately create more resistance, because force always creates push-back. After all, how would you feel if someone sat on you, pried open your mouth, forced in a toothbrush and scrubbed? Sure, you might begin to acquiesce. But I’m betting you’d be pushing back in other ways. Force creates power struggles.” When you’ve tried everything, but you still end up in the breakdown lane – Aha Parenting

15 ways to catch up with friends that aren’t grabbing coffee or a cocktail – Yes and Yes

“If your husband wants to try reconciling with his mom, I think it’s up to him to figure out a process that might work and to put supports in place for himself to make it possible, and I think that it’s okay for you to put the onus on him to do the work here.” #821: “I want to reconcile with my abusive mom, but it’s up to you, honey!” – Captain Awkward


Authenticity Is a Moving Target – Meg Worden

“When we imagine self-trust, it seems like this enormous, all-encompassing thing that we either have or don’t have. We may look longingly at the few people who seem to be able to follow through with their dreams. We may judge ourselves harshly against their brilliant example – using this as further evidence to support our lack of self-worth.
Self-trust is built upon small moments of showing up and following through.” Nourishing Acts of Self-Trust – Mara Glatzel

How to Set Yourself Up For Success – Danielle Dowling

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather than Living Long – Brain Pickings

Weaving Self-Care Into Your Day – Alignment Monkey

Chronic Illness & Pain

New Heart Rate Monitor – Living with ME/CFS

“The items listed above are what are in my “waiting bag”, but you might find that you will add your own special items. I know a woman that brings her crocheting along with her, or mothers who clip grocery store coupons. I recently purchased a few of the travel size tissues and antibacterial lotions, and have added them to my bag. Just add whatever will make you happy, or whatever will keep you busy.
I think my waiting bag is a good idea for anyone who finds themselves in similar situations, waiting in doctors’ offices. But I have heard from friends that they have started their own “waiting bags”, for times when they are waiting at the DMV, on errands, waiting for their kids, or even at their children’s athletic games.” What to Do When You Are Waiting to See the Doctor aka “My Waiting Bag” – But You Don’t Look Sick

Three Tips for ER/Doctor Visits – Stop POTS (and Dysautonomia)

“What I wish I had known then, is that researchers have found the mind is way more powerful than we think. Imagining, or visualising doing exercises, can have almost as much positive effect on our bodies as actually doing the exercise. Numerous studies have found that, to varying degrees, visualising a workout increases muscles strength. This is really hopeful news for anyone living with or recovering from a chronic illness. If you are bed bound, recovering in hospital, or just having a bad day, the right visualisation strategy can stop your muscles from deteriorating.” Can Visualising Help Rehabilitation for Chronic Disorders? – Aroga Yoga

10 Things I’ve Learned from Living With Chronic Illness – Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy


The Food Lab’s Complete Guide to Sous Vide Steak – Serious Eats

“Homegrown and hand-mixed specialty tea makes a lovely gift. Packaged in a cute tin, jar or little muslin bag, this is an economical but heartfelt gift that is sure to be appreciated by any tea lover.  Pair it with an infuser, a jar of local honey, or a cute and sunny teapot for an extra special gift!” Lemony Mint Tea – Local Kitchen

How to Make Lemon Sugar – Baking Bites

“The main advantage of sous vide cooking is control. With a constant temperature water bath, you greatly decrease the danger of overcooking your food, which makes it a perfect method for the egg, a humble food that can be transcendent if cooked properly, but rubbery and sulfuric smelling if overdone.” All the Ways to Sous Vide Eggs, Ranked – LifeHacker

Sheepish Food Cravings – Scandinavia and the World


Guest Post: Mini Pumpkin Pie Tars – Against All Grain

Crispy Plantain Tots (Paleo/AIP/Vegan/Whole30) – Grazed and Enthused

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – It’s Me, Charlotte!

Guest Post by Alaena Haber – Korean Pork and Tangy Slaw (Autoimmune Protocol-friendly) – The Paleo Mom

Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars – Nourishing Time

Spiced Apple Cider (AIP, Paleo) – Adventures in Partaking

Simple Pumpkin Pie – Autoimmune Paleo

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