Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Links

Here's a few things that I've been reading the past week:


  • A spirit-filled experiment with living on $1/day for 40 days and a reflection on the Soul of Money at a blog called Transcendant Moments- I loved that this was a pretty low-key experiment and that she is willing to venture into the waters of generosity knowing sometimes she'll want to pull back. I could relate to some of that uncertainty not having a monthly paycheck, and also to that entitlement to buy something (chocolate? Coffee? a whole meal?) as a pick-me-up.



  • I've been reading some posts over at Rachel Held Evan's Synchroblog on Mutuality. If you're from a conservative church background, I highly recommend checking it out and seeing what you think. Even as I recognize how different motherhood and fatherhood are physically (at least at the beginning-I'm breastfeeding Eli right now), I'm encouraged that God does not order me into baby church (though I like baby church) and making coffee (though I like making coffee). That is, the gender differences dictated by biology weigh much more lightly than those imposed by theology.



  • And here's an article about Why Women Can't Have it All by Annie-Marie Slaughter, the first woman Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. While I stepped off the fast-track a long time ago, I'm hoping to explore with you how partners could share the slow-track without the world falling apart. A follow up article on Salon challenged the language of "having it all", and asked whether our struggles really reflect the human condition of "dissatisfaction and yearning". 



2 comments:

Bridggymama said...

thanks so much for linking to the Why Women Still Can’t Have It All article. I totally loved it! It was one of the most practical ad helpful things I have read on this issue, even though it doesn't actually apply that directly to me! Hopefully I can read the other salon one soon ;)

Jo said...

Hey Bridge!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/25/having-it-all-women-anne-marie-slaughter

I liked the Guardian article above which describes the limitations of just looking at women in high powered jobs.