Saturday Link Love: Green Gables, Hijacked Democracy, and Calling Women Girls

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

Why the 1980s Anne of Green Gables Is Such a Hard Act to Follow, on Vanity Fair—“I credit surviving my early teen years (I was five-feet-nine at the age of 11) to Anne of Green Gables. If she could do it, then I could too.”

The great British Brexit robbery: How our democracy was hijacked, on The Guardian—“The key to understanding how a motivated and determined billionaire could bypass ourelectoral laws rests on AggregateIQ, an obscure web analytics company based in an office above a shop in Victoria, British Columbia.”

How Two Mississippi College Students Fell in Love and Decided to Join a Terrorist Group, on The Atlantic—“There may have been another path for Jaelyn and Moe. When the government or its partners identify ISIS sympathizers online, especially people without criminal backgrounds like these two, they could intervene and deter crimes from being committed.”

What Does It Mean When We Call Women Girls? on Literary Hub—“If there is a thematic message encoded in the “girl” narratives, I think this is its key: the transition from girlhood to womanhood, from being someone to being someone’s wife, someone’s mother.”

More Constitutional Craziness from David Barton, by John Fea—“There is absolutely no evidence for anything Barton says here. He is making this up.”

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.