Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saturday morning blog-surfing

After a leisurely stroll through my own links, I went back to look at other people's blogrolls.

Since it's a recent addition, I started at The Bean Counter. She has quite a few links, but seeing how easily I get sidetracked (with links leading to other links to other links and all), I only got through maybe one-third of them. Along the road, I found a few gems that I've bookmarked to check out in more depth. I can foresee my blogroll growing in leaps and bounds.

One of the things I came across at Mindful Things was the decades-old topic of stay-at-home moms. What struck me was the fact that so many women are still suffering anxiety and guilt over their decision to stay home with their children full-time. She has a link to an interesting article that links to some other articles on the same topic. They revolve around why women choose to stay at home or not; what the current trends are/were, etc.

It's disheartening that we haven't moved beyond this. Many women don't have a choice because of economic reasons, but for those who do, why do we (meaning western society) make them feel like they need to justify their choice? We are not all cookie-cutter clones. I feel a rant coming on, but will cease and desist for now.

Brilliant blogs I came across today:

Waiter Rant
dooce
40x365 - The original x365. Read it. You'll figure it out. Or 40x365's main site: Logolalia - but you'll need to log in.

More later.


3 comments:

Simply Coll said...

I love it when I have the time to stroll through the blogging sphere. I am quite often impressed by the quality of the reads.

ell said...

I agree. The quality of writing is quite impressive. Waiter Rant and dooce were my favourite finds of the day - both incredibly well-written, insightful and humourous.

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