The (Weekend) Edit

A few thoughts from around the web this week that gave us pause to consider our world.
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The Joy Of Being A Women In Her 70s: "We have learned to look every day for humor, love and beauty. We’ve acquired an aptitude for appreciating life. Gratitude is not a virtue but a survival skill, and our capacity for it grows with our suffering." (The New York Times)

Finding Solace in Mary Oliver's Words: "Oliver told NPR that simplicity was important to her. 'Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,' she said. 'It mustn't be fancy.'" (NPR)

The Heartbreak Of The 2019 Women's March: "Part of what went wrong with the Women’s March, however, seems specific to our time, when the internet has transformed activism." (The New York Times)

Reactions to Gillette Ad Prove Toxic Masculinity Is Alive and Well:"Plus women have had ads telling them to be better since the beginning of time." (Harper's Bazaar)

Blackout For Human Rights (For Our NYC Friends): "special program dedicated to inspiring audiences to take action, celebrating the legacies of past and present visionary voices, and creating an inclusive space for communities to come together." (Event Details)

*Blackout For Human Rights via Reading My Tea Leaves

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