OkapiMachine
OkapiMachine
OkapiMachine
Jul 8
45

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I’m 42 as well, and single, and struggling with the realization that children may no longer be an option for me. In my twenties, I did everything ‘right.’ I met the boy, I married the boy, I started on my path towards a career and a future that I thought would include Read more

Jul 8
82

The worst people in the world to work with as a single mother are dudes who are childless or who have stay at home wives. They have literally no concept of how much work kids are, or expect that any/all childcare duties are a woman’s responsibility. They also seem to think that kids can be made to be completely silent Read more

Jul 8
13

I am in a very similar situation. One year old and four year old, husband and I both working at home. We could survive on his salary but not on mine. We made the decision early on that if one of us has to let their job responsibilities slide, it’s me. I try to work as much as I can during the day, but I have to take a Read more

Jul 8
20

A large number of substitutes are retirees (either former teachers or other professionals looking to ‘give back’ to their communities), my district (I’m a high school Physics teacher in Texas) struggles to keep enough subs in a ‘normal’ year. There would not be enough subs to cover half of the teacher absences if we Read more

Jul 5
83

I agree! It sucks I have to write like that to avoid getting sued for libel, and I wish I could comfortably use different language!

Jul 3
15

I wonder about the political implications. One of the most unjust aspects of our refugee laws has been that historically marriage has been defined between one man and one woman. Which has meant that, in the case of Muslim refugees from war zones in the Middle East, men who were accorded asylum to the United States — Read more

Jun 30
13

The patriarchy IS responsible for bras being a bish to clean tho. If men wore a daily garment that was hand wash/delicate cycle cold in net bag & drip dry only....

Jun 28
55

The worst part is, CA was a leader in taking precautions so as not to overwhelm the healthcare system. And then they chucked it down the drain because somehow leadership forgot that too many Californians are navel-gazing individualists who actually need to be repeatedly told no to act sensibly.

Jun 24
55

I know...I expect some annoucement that she is knocked up. All these idiots reach 50-60 and suddenly decide to become fathers. It’s so gross and irresponsible. Even the ones that dated age appropriate women up until then suddenly reach for the young and fertile because they also don’t want just ONE kid....they want a Read more

Jun 23
63

From the headline I initially thought this was the U.S. Supreme Court, and just thought “In 5-4 opinion by Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court overturns Cosby’s rape conviction” would absolutely be the most 2020 headline possible. 

Jun 23
23

It’s not a ‘normal’ tampon, it’s a new-age, all natural Cherokee Hair Tampon, obviously 

Jun 22
16

I don’t understand...anything about this. Why are restaurants open when at some point, no matter how careful you are, people aren’t going to keep their masks while they eat. Even in outdoors, if you’re dining with anyone outside your home, y’all are breathing into each other’s faces. We’re not even going to discuss Read more

Jun 22
69

Inheritance and legalized tax evasion. That’s it, that’s the secret.

Jun 22
42

I’m not sure that aspirational women’s media is necessary to begin with, at least not in their current iteration that is largely still beholden to promoting and propagating capitalism and the idea that we need to buy things or look a certain way to be happy and fulfilled. Read more

Jun 21
27

Clearly the last film should be titled Mamma Mia: Waterloo and should involve all the characters being killed off