Hello, Friends. How are you? How was your week? I ended up spending quite a bit of time managing the twitter thread I wrote. It’s an odd thing sometimes when I remember that social media is part of my job. It’s sometimes hard to differentiate when I’m on my phone/laptop for work, and when I’m on my phone/laptop for entertainment.

This weekend (and every weekend this month), I’ll be working on Alt Summit. It’s coming up fast! But hopefully I’ll get lots of hangout time with the kids too. My mom sent us a big box of Valentine’s Day candy, so I’m thinking we’ll want to have a movie party and eat through the whole box. (Though I will hog the cinnamon jelly hearts which are my favorite.)

Ready for the link list? Here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share:

-It’s 2020 and women are tired.

-Meet the woman who made Netflix get rid of its most annoying feature.

-A 4-year-old in Colorado died from flu this week. Days before, his mom reached out to Facebook’s biggest anti-vaxx group. Members told her not to take the Tamiflu a doctor had prescribed, but give him oils and elderberries. Why does Facebook continue to allow such groups on their platform?

The 19th, a new nonprofit news site on women and politics, wants to do “Deep-dive, evidence-based reporting… that reveals surprising and original stories on the issues that most deeply affect women’s lives, from health care to the economy.”

-A review of OMGYES — the website trying to close the orgasm gap.

-It wasn’t just the National Archives. The Library of Congress also balked at a Women’s March photo. (WP)

Kate Spade heart socks.

-This was a hard but important article to read. In Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt writes about how the relentless onslaught of propaganda conditions people over time to “believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.”

-Making heart shaped cookies this weekend? Here’s a recipe for the best sugar cookie frosting ever.

-When they tell you women just need to protect themselves tell them about this case.

-Remember that local news crew that I told you about? Here’s the link to the news coverage (it’s in French — but I speak in English).

Here are some tweets I saved for you:

-A clever thread about healthy food (read: climate change).

-I can’t stop thinking about this idea that the media treats Republicans as the dad and Democrats as the mom.

-What a political hearing is like in Denmark.

-You know I don’t follow much celebrity news, but I do love when women who have been treated so awfully by the press and public get a redo. I mean, read this excerpt from a 2009 Vanity Fair profile. It made me want to scream.

-Comments and thoughts about ranked choice voting.

-We don’t really have representative democracy in the U.S. Senate these days.

-I had a big influx of new follower on Twitter this week so I wrote an intro thread about me and my family. I thought you might enjoy it.

I hope you have such a good weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle