Friday link roundup 2/26



A transgender Girl Scout stands up to someone who insulted her when she was selling cookies door-to-door.  She upped her campaign and ended up meeting her cookie selling goal – and received support from organizations and people nationwide.

An article on several women who defy the rule that prohibits women from riding bikes in the Gaza Strip.

Have you ever witnessed someone having a mental health crisis on the street and wondered what to do?  This article addresses this issue for San Francisco residents.  I think it would also be good to get resources for this on larger scale.

On the language of catastrophe; why need to stop saying we’re “mental” and other related terms and phrases.

Have you ever heard people say things like:  “Happiness is a choice.”  “You just need to change your frame of mind/adjust your attitude”?  An article from The Mighty on why this may not be true for everyone.

This article discusses how the perception of risk in childhood may be essential – and what parents can do to help their children.


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