Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Facebook Hell, or Facebook Haven?

Back in November, Rachel vented about her personal Facebook Hell, a land rampant with "overly-sentimental, sexist mottos and memes," where she couldn't escape stories romanticizing chauvinistic behavior and infantalizing women. At the time I felt surprised, because I'm not experiencing Rachel's frustration. It was only recently, however, that I realized just how awesome my friends are. To prove it, I gathered the following links in one day, on just one view of my facebook home page:

1. An article about legislation in Wisconsin that now no longer requires equal pay for equal work.

2. Another article intriguingly-titled "Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her Puffy Appearance."

3. A rather delayed reaction to Adrienne Rich's death (I too am sad. So sad).

4. An article about the decline in teen births in the US.

5. A rather wonderful meme about what it means to be a feminist:

And these last two links showed up yesterday:

1. An article about the importance of being educated about birth so that you make good decisions for you and your child, rather than simply doing whatever the doctor says.

2. From a few friends, a comparison between Mitt Romney and Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). The comparison makes the provocative argument that today's LDS population would disturb early Mormons with materialism and disregard for the poor.

So yes, I have awesome facebook friends.

EDIT: At the last second, a friend shared this link, "Virginia Passes Bill to Ban LGBT Parents from Adopting."

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