Saturday Link Love: Syrian Refugees, Trump-Supporting Fathers, and Widow’s Succession

Saturday Link Love: Syrian Refugees, Trump-Supporting Fathers, and Widow’s Succession November 5, 2016

Saturday Link Love is a new 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.

The Syrians Next Door, on TIME—“On their first night in America, Ghazweh and her husband Abdul Fattah Tameem are so excited, they don’t sleep. Instead, around 3 a.m. they leave the hotel where they have been taken—their landlord is paying, since their apartment is not yet ready—and go for a long walk.”

Election Thoughts, on Kathryn Elizabeth, Person—“I’ve been becoming increasingly frustrated with single issue anti-abortion voters who are either voting Trump or refusing to vote for Clinton because of abortion. When you declare that is the one and only issue you consider, you’re telling me that my life doesn’t matter to you.”

When You’re #WithHer, But Your Dad Is A Trump Supporter, on HuffingtonPost—“Marra, an independent who has “never been concerned with party lines,” says she and her dad have always been able to talk openly about politics. But this year, even friendly father-daughter catch-ups have devolved into her dad passionately defending Trump while she becomes increasingly upset.”

Experiencing Hate as a Queer Woman, on Samantha P. Field—“Queer people encounter this in our friends, our family, our churches, our communities. We can feel all the revulsion directed at us, and our reaction is so human. We want to fix it– and it’s not like we haven’t been told how.”

The History of American Women in Congress and Widow’s Succession, on Skepchick—“It seemed that even though most of the electorate was skeptical of women politicians at the time, they felt more comfortable with electing a woman who was seen as merely carrying out the responsibilities of her popular late husband.”

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