hellish torture that is moving with a newborn1 babymooning continues apace, and to everyone’s surprise, or at least mine, the stress of it all has not yet landed me in hospital. But as I’m typing this one handed2, I leave you in the capable, lovely, and not nearly as baby-occupied hands of my friend Emily.
Anyway, while Arwyn’s off babymooning, I’ve volunteered to provide the link posts. As with everything, Don’t Read The Comments, etc etc. So here goes.
Sociological Images has a round-up of gendered kids stuff, including that J.C Penny shirt (you know the one). PhD in Parenting has mixed feelings about a blood test that can predict the sex of a fetus at 7 weeks.
s.e smith writes at Bitch magazine about how pharmaceutical companies frame mental illness in their 2.5 billion dollars worth of advertising a year. I wrote at Alternet about how the states are privatising Medicaid through “managed care” programs.’
And for your obligatory pieces of Whovianism, there’s Sady Doyle talking about how Doctor Who became “Nurse Rory” (note: I edited this piece. But you should still read it, even if you don’t agree), and this gem of a video, “Previously on Doctor Who.” Shots from every single episode in five minutes, amazing. A warning: the sound’s a bit rubbish, so turn down your speakers before you watch it.