That’s pretty much it. Everyone I know who hadn’t already voted changed their votes from Ellison to either Pelikan or Hilstrom yesterday. The universal sentiment was “I don’t know how I feel or what I believe about this accusation, but I’m not willing to cast my vote for him in case it’s true.” I need to look at the…
Yes, but the focus of the book is very tight, so he really only glances at it. For a much more thorough and satisfying dive into that topic, see Chasing The Scream by Johann Hari.
Yeah, I totally get what you’re saying.
Well, it’s not really a matter of women not having equal rights to men (at least, as far as this stuff is concerned), it’s a matter of having rights and protections inherent to a relationship. As in, having rights regarding another person’s body (being able to visit or make decisions during a hospitalization) and…
“I really don’t think it’s relevant for anyone anymore. But especially if you’re 60 and and fucking rich and you have four kids and you’re living the life you’ve always wanted. Then why get married? It’s, like, I would love to fall in love and have a romance, a relationship, but I haven’t. I keep looking. I’ve had a…
I will accept no other Little Women than the true and correct Little Women. Susan Sarandon IS Marmee.
That’s exactly what typical use means. “Typical use” stats reflect the effectiveness of the various methods as they’re actually used in the real world by real people, as opposed to effectiveness when used exactly as directed. So, that includes stuff like forgetting to take the pill, taking it at varying times, being…
huh, i had no idea that was a thing. the more you know!
I think that shit’s hilarious. You were a kid, for pete’s sake, why be embarrassed? Of course, maybe this is because I desperately wanted Glamour Shots and never got them. :)
I was surprised enough by that 9% “typical use” failure rate of the pill statistic that I looked it up. It’s true! Here’s a super interesting infographic from the CDC showing typical use failure rates for a variety of forms of contraception. I had no idea we sucked at using contraception this much. Interesting stuff.
Much of the documentary was sourced from/built on Okrent’s book, and follows a similar framework. Okrent also appears in it. I agree, it’s excellent! I’ve watched it a few times.
Daniel Okrent’s Last Call, a succinct and accessible history of the United States’ period of alcohol prohibition, contains a chapter explaining precisely how the US census and subsequent redistricting/jerrymandering were deployed to enable the Drys to take control of Congress when the nation as a whole was …
Only a man could invent something that stupid.
I just realized that the last time I set foot inside a B&N coincides neatly with the resolution I made years ago to read literally anything other than straight, white men. There are a couple indie bookstores in my orbit that more than fill my need for diverse books, plus they just so happen to be incredible spaces…
Could be a regional thing, I suppose. Definitely bumped on my ears weird.
Yeah, I definitely agree with you on that part of it.
“Dennis Shields had asked his assistant to administer Narcan around 9 a.m., believing he was overdosing on prescription pills, sources said.”
If I hadn’t already gotten married back when I was still a kid, I probably wouldn’t either.
Yeah. Collaborative divorce really only works when everyone is on their best behavior. But the nature of divorce is that everyone’s pissed and sad and it’s really, really rare to find people on their best behavior while trying to navigate that process.