Finds of the Week:
- Elizabeth Smart Says Pro-Abstinence Sex Ed Harms Victims of Rape, Slate’s XXfactor — Exactly what the headline says; she argues that abstinence only education which teaches girls they have more value as virgins can cause them to feel worthless and without value after they are raped
- Go naked: diapers affect infant walking, NYU Research Paper (full text) — I just found this interesting. Apparently, the reason our babies learn to walk the way they do is because they have diapers on, which adversly impact their ability to walk normally from the go. (Here is the one downside to cloth — bulky cloth diapers make it harder for them to learn to walk than lighter disposables.)
- Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists — Press release on the negative effects that pitocin might have on full-term babies. All the more reason to wait for baby to decide to come on his/her own
- Surprise, Surprise: Google Made the Sweetest Mother’s Day Ad Ever, Jezebel – It really is sweet…click to watch the video.
- When Big Pharma “Strong” Arms Mothers, We All Lose, The Broad Side — A response to Similac’s new “Strong Moms” marketing campaign
- Why I am Learning to Live Simply, Documenting Delight — One of my favorite bloggers on her commitment to go a year without buying anything new + she has embeded The Story of Stuff video. Go watch it if you have not yet already!
- Why parents should leave their kids alone, The Guardian — How modern parenting makes kids miserable.