Friday links

Bridget has cut not only her fist but also her second tooth in the last week or so, making her a rather needy little person.  Also, I failed to arrange for childcare for my work time in the past week.  So I’ve been pecking away at a long post about feminism and food justice, but it’s still not ready to be published.

Now I’ve scored an hour to sit at my computer alone in a coffee shop, but I’ve got lots to catch up on so I’m going to hold off on that post until next week.  For now I offer you more interesting links, just like last week:

  • This one comes by way of my step-father who just welcomed a new grand-baby into the world.  Congratulations!  Welcome, Aleah!  A new study finds new fathers have as much oxytocin as new mothers have.  Oxytocin is a hormone of love and bonding associated with birth and lactation, among other things.
  • An Arizona mom was asked to move her breastfeeding to a bathroom. You know what I think of that.
  • A group in India is extensively documenting historical yoga practices in an effort to prevent yoga companies from patenting them.  This relates to the discussion of monetization of yoga that the John Friend news piece raised.
  • A New York Times op-ed critiqued locavores’ math and a lot of people responded.  Also, there have been massive recalls of mass produced (ie. not the food of the wild locavore) eggs and deli meat, but that seems to be all over the news so you don’t need me to link to it.
  • There’s a new blog advising women who want to be midwives.

Happy weekend reading!

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One Response to Friday links

  1. Christina says:

    Thank goodness that someone’s doing that research on oxytocin. When I was pregnant, I started reading Sears’ Baby Book and got fed up with how he (and some other APers) uses women’s hormonal responses to their babies to naturalize maternal primacy and traditional gender roles. Many men fall in love with their babies, and because we’re biological beings, falling in love has a biological corollary, but you’d never know it from Sears. Also, Ted’s chest got harrier after he became a father.

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