Your Weekend Reading List: Sex, Babies, and Confucianism

Your Weekend Reading List: Sex, Babies, and Confucianism

Kudos to this woman for trying to understand other women's struggles with fertility. Double kudos for the great lesson in empathy from Ask Polly. 

Women are expected to have sex. Women are expected to have babies. But God forbid a woman have both sex and babies. Read this essay by porn star Asa Akira who describes her own internal conflict regarding having babies. 

Speaking of having babies, Broadly delves into the high price for fast fashion at H&M factories, where female garment workers can be fired for getting pregnant.

Every once in awhile, my boyfriend will stumble upon a Wikipedia entry I *have* to read. This entry about Wang Mang, a Han Dynasty official and "learned Confucian scholar who sought to implement the harmonious society he saw in the classics [whose] efforts ended in chaos," is one of them.

This "sex-crazed Galapagos Tortoise" is a hero of his species and should host the next season of "The Pickup Artist."

Speaking of tortoises, Colin Kapernick has been in the news a lot for very admirable reasons. I also just learned that he has a 115-pound Slow Tortoise that he's had since he was a teenager.

In Other Words -- the feminist bookstore where some Portlandia films its Women and Women First sketches -- finally tells Fred Armisen to Fuck Off

And now, Libras, for your weekend Horoscope:

You know how that one guy found a thumb in his chili at T.G.I.Friday’s last week? Where’s your thumb, Libra?

I Review Children's Books: All The Awake Animals are Almost Asleep

I Review Children's Books: All The Awake Animals are Almost Asleep

The Bachelorette!     (Episode 8!)

The Bachelorette! (Episode 8!)