I've been meaning to share some interesting links... Hope you find them as interesting as I did and that it sparks some interesting food for thought and conversation.
Eun Ha's recent entries (one, two, three) about her experiences and perspectives as an internationally adopted child are incredibly heartfelt and well written and worth a read. I also found this article which coincidentially came out around the same time about adopted children from China and their parents attempt to help their children appreciate their birth country (you have to register to read it, but it's free)
Estarz shared this . Hubby says Talaq (divorce) three times in his sleep. Wife shares this with friends who being truly worthy friends relayed it to the religious community who declared them divorced. To remarry her husband they must part for 100 days and then she must sleep with a man and divorce him before she can be with her husband again. Husband says the words and the wife pays the price to undo it. The couple was married 11 years with 3 children and do not want a divorce. Even if you follow the interpretation of this community...He was sleep talking! It could arguably just be mumblings that a wife decided to embellish to come up with a funny topic for conversation at the weekly chai party. I can totally picture a bored housewife who always hears her friends funny crazy stories while she gloomily munches on a biscuit and decided it was her time for a "you wanna know something funny..." yeah that went bad... it's a jahil practice of which many Pakistani dramas are based on and deserves more attention by the community so it can be examined and hopefully someday, eliminated.
Amanda shared this a few posts ago. A few Atlanta students did a five minute documentary to prove the 55mph speed limit is dumb. It's very funny but the last minute of the film is what makes it all worth it.
False advertising. It's taken the blogworld by storm. The question: If a woman gains weight and/or stops taking care of herself as well as she did prenuptials is this false advertising on the woman's part? It started here, then here where the lady discusses how her husband won't take her to his office parties because she gained 30 pounds and then here and here and here, phew it just keeps going. What do you think?
And finally Shabana shared a very heartfelt post " The overriding importance of a square yard of fabric" which intelligently and insightfully discusses the issue of hijab (head scarf) and Muslim women. It is the first time I've ever seen a conversation about the topic done in a respectful manner from people who see the issue from all different perspectives.