Link Love (2016-11-07)

U.S. Election

What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show – The New York Times

“His final debate performance this week was a bust, with him snarling that Clinton was “such a nasty woman” and gritting his teeth as he angrily ripped pages off a notepad when it was over. He is under fire from all quarters for refusing to say he will honor the election results if he loses, while 10 women have now come forward accusing him of groping or kissing them without consent. The capper to Trump’s bad stretch came Thursday night, when a ballroom full of New York City’s glitterati booed him as he gave remarks attacking Clinton at a charity roast.” Donald Trump is in a funk: Bitter, hoarse and pondering, ‘If I lose…’ – The Washington Post

The Final Days of Trump’s Unprecedented Campaign – New York Magazine

“Susan suspects there are other women like her, but that part of the reason conservative female Christian voters won’t openly support Clinton is because of the culture of submission in Evangelical churches. Wives are supposed to follow their husbands’ lead in every matter, including politics. Speaking out against those traditional teachings can come with a risk—a social penalty of alienation from a very tight-knit community, to which spouses, extended family, children, and support systems are all intricately linked. Still, she knows of pockets of women who are defecting from Trump. “I hope all those people who are saying no to Trump are also, secretly, saying yes to Hillary,” she says.
Susan and Jennifer are not as anomalous as we think. There are hundreds of private Facebook groups with names like “Secret Hillary Club,” most of which were formed during the caucus, when Clinton supporters felt alienated by ardent Bernie Sanders fans. But now, these online groups have coalesced into places of support and encouragement for counties that burn predominantly red in the polls. Cynthia Silver, a director and acting teacher living in New York City, started her pro-Hillary private Facebook group after a heated social media argument with a former student. Since Clinton won the nomination, Silver has been surprised to see the group grow to well over 2,000 members from all over the country.” These Donald Trump Supporters Are Going to Vote for Hillary Clinton – Marie Claire

Trump boasts about his philanthropy. But his giving falls short of his words. – The Washington Post

“Clinton demonstrated the unlearning process that guides many American women’s experiences: performing for men, leading for others, living true-to-self.” We saw a new Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, the Shade Queen that America Deserves – LA Times

The lap dogs of democracy who didn’t bark at Trump – The Washington Post

“I’m concerned about both an unwillingness to recognize that causing great harm (say, driving people out of business) is worse than causing less harm (stealing the equivalent of $0.25) and the classification of things that cause no harm as sins (for instance, consensual premarital sex). I’ve long known that there are a variety of different systems for determining whether or not an act is moral, but I hadn’t thought, really thought, about the troubling consequences of classifying actions that cause no harm together with actions that do cause harm, and labelling both immoral.” Donald Trump and the Way Evangelicals Talk About Sin – Love, Joy, Feminism

Trump’s effect on the conservative media – Business Insider


How to pick (and stop) an argument – The Guardian

“A common result of gaslighting is questioning everything. You may feel like you’re going “crazy.” Like you don’t know what’s real and what’s imagined. Like you can’t even make the simplest choices, because you find it impossible to know what’s “right” and what’s “wrong.”
You may feel like you’ve lost your sense of self – like you need someone else to confirm that your perception is correct before you trust that anything you believe is true.
This burden is a terrible one to carry, and you deserve to be free from it so you can trust yourself again. Learning about the nature of abuse is a great place to start with healing, so I’m glad you’re taking the time to read resources like this one.” 6 Unexpected Ways I’ve Healed from Gaslighting Abuse and Learned to Trust Myself Again – Everyday Feminism

#825, #826, #827: The Art of Losing Is Actually Pretty Hard to Master – Captain Awkward

Chronic Illness & Pain

Can Visualising Help Rehabilitation for Chronic Disorders? – Aroga Yoga

“I’ve done months of costly herbal medications; I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on practitioner fees and co-pays; I’ve created huge upheaval in my diet, requiring even more time in the kitchen; I’ve worked on my alignment; I’ve spent a lot of time at appointments.
I’ve also just been incredibly frustrated.  “What is life without garlic?” I would wonder. “Why won’t my body HEAL?” “How is it other people can eat what they want and not look 6 months pregnant?” “What if I never get better?”” I’ve Had a Hard Year – The Resilient Body

Adrenal PCOS: Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones – Chris Kresser


Pumpkin Spice Macaroons (Paleo, AIP, Top-8-Allergen Free) – He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie (AIP) – Gutsy by Nature

Pumpkin Pie Squares (Paleo, AIP) – Eat Heal Thrive

Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins (AIP, Paleo) – A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Pumpkin Panna Cotta Tart with Gingersnap Macaroon Crust (AIP) – Sweet Treats

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