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Jul 10
1

Yes, I think that is such a valid way of looking at it. I also can attest to that, I have one encounter that completely destroyed me and it took me a long time to be honest about that with friends and family. But I also had another really awful encounter(and then some minor ones), and aside from my therapist, I Read more

Jul 9
34

The Ventura County Dive Team is civilian volunteers, not police. Diving at night is both dangerous and mostly ineffective. Realize, it sucks, but this has been a body recovery operation from the start, not a rescue. 

Jul 8
3

Never Have I Ever is flat-out excellent. Mindy and her team absolutely nailed it. Read more

Jul 8
6

Hey Shannon, not sure if you know about bipolar disorder, or its effect on people. Kanye has been very vocal about his, and if you are writing this article, you should probably be aware of it too. This article reminds me of a bully at school who used to make fun of the mentally disabled kids at school. Read more

Jul 8
1

It’s worrying though that she’s getting power and help from the internet, which can be fickle.” Yes, I was thinking the same thing — that the response is validating right now, but the specifics will come out soon enough and there’s no way a lot of people don’t then turn on her, thinking it was sleazy but not rape and Read more

Jul 8
78

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
15

As a married guy, and setting aside even the logistical implications of keeping something like this secret for five years, I have to think this guy has incredible powers of compartmentalization that would make him tough to trust under any circumstances. Either that or he’s a sociopath who just doesn’t care (less Read more

Jul 8
9

I May Destroy You is a pound to the gut sometimes, it’s level of nuance perfectly captures sexual assaults lasting impact. But it is also funny and Michaela Coel is incredible. Read more

Jul 7
2

Seriously, it’s a great display of how the process should go (RapeBusters) vs. how it so often does go.

Jul 7
2

Poor Kwame. He was so so brave to be there and remain there for as long as he did, until the pressure and experience was just too much. It broke my heart. Read more

Jul 7
30

Exactly. Randians are against government hand outs and would like them all to stop, but if they are going to do it anyways then they might as well get their hands in there too.  Its hypocritical in some ways but very much on brand for the fact that the central point to Randian philosophy really is selfishness and a me Read more

Jul 7
6

I felt for him too. I kept wanting him to ask for the ‘RapeBusters’ duo instead of wading through with that dimwitted goose of a cop he was dealing with. Plus, on top of his dimness, he was hostile af!

Jul 7
6

We saw that in Italy as well, when Bella kept leaving Terry at the club to take drugs. Terry shouldn’t have left her off-her-head friend alone in a club, but Bella kept leaving her first (and also, didn’t choose to go home with her - which, I wouldn’t want my off-her-head friend left alone at a club, but I also Read more

Jul 6
11

I feel so much for Kwame. Especially since he’s seen Arabella go thru the process with competent investigators, to have the experience he did in the police station must be so invalidating. But also it's so powerful to see Kwame and Arabella asking questions about what happened to them. This show is so much. 

Jul 6
10

Thank you so much for your thoughtful recaps! I just finished the episode and something I’m curious about too is how the show has hinted at Bella’s selfishness when it comes to Terry. It seems like Terry’s ‘stage fright’ at the summit could have been alleviated a bit had Bella helped calm her down? Not that it was her Read more

Jul 2
1

Fair enough!  It’s not like there can only be one anyway.

Apr 7
7

Peter Thiel more like it than Miller. Miller is a self-hating/hypocrite Jew.

Apr 7
3

Musk fits the bill pretty well. Feted by capitalists, arrogant, racist but genially so. Even makes cars, though Ford was obviously much more influential on that end.