This week in the Slacktiverse, April 12th, 2014

(posted and compiled by Silver Adept, under the conductor's baton of chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • Storiteller went through some ups and downs in parenting the last few weeks. In The Acceptance of Rejection, she talks about the worries she has with breastfeeding her baby and recognizing that it will need to come to an end eventually. Of Board Books and Bibliophibians was inspired by the fact that her husband “caught” their baby flipping through one of his board books. In the post, she describes why she’s grateful for old-fashioned physical books for kids rather than e-readers. Reading parenting blogs often inspires some rants, so she got out her anger by writing An Open Letter to Parenting Philosophers, in which she describes why she hates it when people couch parenting advice as a moral framework.

In Case You Missed This

  • Storiteller has a suggestion for a new deconstruction for the Slacktiverse to follow and index. Suggestions for appropriate trigger warnings and commentary on whether to take up the deconstruction are welcome:

    We should probably include Libby Anne’s deconstruction of the Pearl’s books on Love, Joy, Feminism. They’re not fiction (they are respectively a “parenting” and “marriage” book), but I think a lot of people would be interested in them. Here’s her listing for Created to Need a Helpmeet ( and To Train Up a Child ( However, because both of them involve methods of relating to people that border on if not march straight into the realm of abuse with absolutely no shame, we’ll need some serious trigger warnings / content notes.

Things You Can Do

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


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