Friday Reads

Why I’m Still a Seventh-Day Adventist
An interesting article in The Huffington Post about why this bisexual man still considers himself an SDA, even after the church has been less than welcoming: “The Adventist church is my family.” He mentions the documentary Seventh-Gay Adventists, which is screening in Portland on April 6. I’m planning to go to this free screening. Join me?

The Campus Copy Center is Closed Indefinitely
If you work on a college campus, this will probably both humour you and well…ring a bit too true.

The Retro Wife
Women who are feminists are choosing to stay at home instead of pursuing careers. This article was particularly interesting since I am reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In right now. She argues that men are encouraged far more over the course of their careers than women.

The farther the marathoners run, the louder the cries grow for the men: ‘Keep going! You’ve got this!’ But women hear more and more doubts about their efforts. External voices, and often their own internal voice, repeatedly question their decision to keep running. The voices grown hostile. As the women struggle to endure the rigors of the race, spectators shout, ‘Why are you running when your children need you at home?’

But she goes on to encourage:

Anyone lucky enough to have options should keep them open. Don’t enter the workforce already looking for the exit. Don’t put on the brakes. Accelerate. Keep a foot on the gas pedal until a decision must be made. That’s the only way to ensure that when that day comes, there will be a real decision to make.

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