Suggestion Saturday: August 2, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, comic strips, games, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Gender Chaos…Sorry, I Am Not a Man via StephNeighbour. This sounds like such a frustrating experience.

Coming Out Simulator 2014. It’s really difficult to describe what it feels like to come out to your parents. Even though I knew my parents weren’t going to react the same way that this guy’s parents did, I was still nervous about how those conversations would go. I’d kept my bisexuality very private up until then, and I honestly didn’t know if they had any idea that I wasn’t straight. This game is a great opportunity for anyone who’s never experienced something like this to get a small taste of what it feels like. I highly recommend it to all of my readers.

Confirmation Bias for Everyone! Ha!

Conversation with a Kitty. If I wasn’t so allergic to them (and wasn’t married or related to people who are also allergic), I’d have a house full of cats. They’re such funny creatures.

Infidelity – The Exception or The Rule? via PatriciaMann11. A fascinating discussion about infidelity, forgiveness, and whether every couple should expect to deal with these issues once they’ve been married a while. I don’t agree at all that cheating is inevitable, but I really enjoyed silently observing what everyone else had to say on this topic.

From The Woman Who Had No Shadow via prnancarrow:

The pastor’s new wife was afraid of having children.

Other women are afraid they won’t have children, but she was afraid of having them. She felt completely alone in this fear – she could share it with no one – and therefore it consumed her.

Grist is one of the best books I’ve read in 2014.

The narrator lives in a time and place where it was extremely difficult for women to live on their own. She had long since resigned herself to eking out a living as a teacher when a man she barely knows proposes to her. This should have been her happily ever after, but instead it was the beginning of decades of emotional abuse.

What surprised me the most, though, was how beautiful this story was. I never would have expected that given the subject matter, but I strongly recommend it to anyone in the mood for something unforgettable.

What have you been reading?

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