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Autumn Cleaning

I need to clean out all my ‘read it later’ links – seriously, it is the worst firefox extension ever, because I now have 14 pages of links, half read, half unread and all interesting.

So here is a round-up of some of them… hopefully after this firefox will run faster and so will my whole computer – maybe that is wishful thinking but it is all a part of me cleaning up my whole computer.

Teaching Kids to Argue
This page has good reasoning for teaching your children how to debate and reason. I really appreciated the wisdom because I think you should start giving kids responsibilities much earlier than we tend to in the West.

Radius around a Point
For anyone wishing to be a locavore to a certain distance, this tool is invaluable. You can enter any place – google maps style – and it will draw a circle around it to a radius of your choice, I was really surprised to find that a 100mile radius (as touted by many locavores) actually covers a lot of ground.

Sweet Music I have no idea where I found, as well as more sweet music.

Fair Trade shopping
I pick up many different links to fair trade shopping places, and then never spend my money there because I am trying to save for plane tickets – really environmental of me 😦

Potatoes as a staple
I’m not really sure why I saved this link, but there you go.

Windmill History
I prolly saved this so that I could keep up with my supersmart boyfriend, and yet I haven’t. 😦

Rainbow Wedding
The photos from this wedding a totally amazing!!

The Laws of Sustainability.
Always good to have these handy.

Letter to unbelievers
I thought this was really interesting, but didn’t know what to do with it.

Find the perfect gadget when you have a lot more money than I do.

If you really enjoy storing your food in plastic then don’t read this post.

A TED roundup explains how you can not get cancer by eating, or something.

Where to get reclaimed materials from (somewhat US centric).

My nalgene cap is about to die, I guess I have to do this when it does.

A curtain made out of old slides – superkawaii.

Who is responsible for feeding our kids properly?

Women who don’t have high expectations, don’t have high outcomes. Basically what we have always known about teachers and groups, if part of a group is expected to perform poorly/well, they will.

What will clothing be like in the future?

Have you ever thought about not calling the police?

Just in case you didn’t already know that coal wasn’t super-great, here is some of the history of it.

I would like to remember and plant this Australian pepper plant.

Walking = Coping.

Videos I want to watch:

Jon Stewart interviews non-violence advocates.

A child praying.

Cap and Trade from the Story of Stuff people.

A speaking Piano?

Growth vs Development

Watch, listen, same difference, I want to listen to this doco on copyright. This video I have already seen, but want to keep because it is awesome! Ditto this one on Remix Culture.

The second half (I would post the first half but I’m super tired and you are smart) of a woman’s hair journey.

I really want to show Scott the oak frame part of one of these videos. Not sure how to go about that really.

Because I’m a woman

The following links are not just for women to read – however they are a collection of the links pertaining to women that I had saved… Enjoy 🙂

Projected Flaws

Ten must-read feminist novels

Is the church threatened by breastfeeding?

Everything I needed to know about feminism I learnt from Young Adult Fiction

Are you wearing the wrong bra size?

You are a feminist

A woman in leadership

Feminism can save the planet

Night Witches

The fantasy of being thin

What if Jesus had been a woman?

Yes means Yes for kids

7th October

Feminist is not a dirty word
This article by Monica Dux was in The Age and I think it is a really good piece of feminism today – what it is and how it is perceived.

Proofs of God
As we have been studying Ontological and Teleological proofs of God in my Theological Foundations class, I found this particularly amusing.

Should women be leaders?
This piece from God’s Politics is a really good one on the concept of women not leading in the church and how they plays out into the secular sphere.

Doctor Knows All
This article is about a couple who stood up to their doctor about their child-raising. I think it is a very good article about the messages society and health professionals send women and families about children. But it applies to everybody, women and men, those with and without children, because like she says “[t]he doctor may know babies better than we do, but we know our baby.” This applies to everybody’s body. If we are in tune with out bodies, treating them well and listening to them, the doctor can give us good advice, but we can also know if what they are telling us rings true or not.
This is true of physical and mental health. I know of more than one woman who has been told that there is nothing wrong with her when in actual fact she was suffering from depression and KNEW that there was something wrong. Listen to what your body tells you and seek a second (or tenth) opinion if the doctors are not helping!

Acorn Flour
Via boingboing, this is a great recipe for making acorn flour. Now to find some acorns…

The Biggest Human Rights Problem
I haven’t read it right through but what is being argued here (I love the passive voice) is that poverty is the root of most all problems. Problems such as the sex trade (of women and children), terrorism, lack of education etc.

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