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". 


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 ;)

Concrete Gardener said...

Hey Bridge!

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