Friday Link-up: LGBTQ Youth, Paternalism, Motherhood, and Cesarean Sections
From the It Gets Better Project’s YouTube channel: Broadway It Gets Better — BC/EFA, Broadway.com and Broadway Impact Watch it. Have your children watch it. And then check out the other videos from the It Gets Better Project. And then? If you have the extra funds, consider donating to The Trevor Project.
From Nerdy Apple Bottom: My Son is Gay You’ve all already read this, right? No? Then please, go read it now. You GO, Boo! You GO, Cop’s Wife!
From The Unnecesarean: 1950 Video: Labor and Childbirth, 1954 Video: Socially Acceptable Behaviors for Young Women, and 1953 Video: Henry Kaiser’s Dream Hospital. Sure, these videos made me laugh a little. But they also made me shudder to think of how I ever would have survived a family or school or society that subjected me to this nonsense.
From The Kids are Alright: Does this Motherhood Look Good on Me? A beautiful look at one mother’s transforming relationship with attachment parenting. Or rather, a beautiful look at one mother’s perspective on change, growth, and what comes next.
From Birth Sense: Eight Reasons our C-section Rate is Too High I think that we need to clone the doctor who wrote the letter featured in this post.
My favorite Birthing Beautiful Ideas post this week: Sometimes when You’re a Mother. Feeling like motherhood (or fatherhood) is putting you through the ringer this week? Read this.
Do you have any links you’d like to share?