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Jun 9 2017
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As a young person, I worked at a series of summer camps to earn money for the next year of college. Most of the camps have pretty strict “no kissing, no fondling” policies, but one (Jewish camp, natch) had a very sensible “Hugging and Kissing with All Clothes On” policy known has HACWAKO. It made sense, it was in Read more

Jun 1 2017
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I don’t know if someone answered this already, but “who marries a serial killer?” It turns out she married her attorney’s brother. So, I guess someone who was fully vested in her victim status.

It’s not THAT rare, though. Apparently male serial killers have lots of admirers. It shouldn’t shock us that the same is Read more

Jun 1 2017
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So, I used to be in a private FB group with Homolka, although none of us knew it then. Of all my interactions with her (which were not as many as some others in the group), the thing that sticks with me is how free and easy she was sharing photos of her kids. She was very careful to keep her own face out of the Read more

Mar 15 2017
10

I actually think this sounds amazing, and I’m glad they are continuing to devote resources to the historical dolls. The modern dolls are terrible (Oh, no, Jacklyn broke her leg!) and have none of the depth of the historical dolls.

I also recall reading that one of the recent dolls, Melody, was really impeccably Read more

Mar 13 2017
5

You want to know something? My school did this way back in the 80s. I never would have remembered if I hadn’t seen this article, but we absolutely created slave posters. Of course, at one point the 5th graders put on a skit about the Civil Rights Movement, but because we were in the Pacific Northwest, there were no Read more

Feb 23 2017
3

I’ve absolutely heard of kids in our (large East Coast) district being placed in ESOL because they have one parent who speaks a non-English language at home. To an extent, I think this is a necessary ploy by the school to make sure they have enough ESOL resources on hand.

As I understand it, schools have to report Read more

Feb 13 2017
21

The point is that they forced him to use a separate but equal bathroom instead of the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity. We’ve had whole court cases about why that’s not allowed.

Feb 9 2017
6

Pretty sure you just turn up in Murmansk and start showing off your blue passport.

Feb 9 2017
34

I mean, this is why well-educated, beautiful, strong, Russian women have historically been willing to marry dead-end American and assorted other Western men. Between the normalization of wife-beating and rampant alcoholism among Russian men, even a terrible American or Brit is better than what’s on the market in Read more

Jan 12 2017
3

Yes. So much all of this. The organizing, the remembering who needs to be where when.

Jan 11 2017
44

Here’s the thing. If you are a male-identifying person and the thought of being around a bunch of women in vagina hats freaks you out, how about doing for women what we’ve been doing for you all along? Pack us lunches for the march. Watch our kids while we march. Make sure dinner is ready when we get home. Maybe Read more

Jan 11 2017
1

Stop peddling this idea that her sentence was 10x harsher than average. She was charged under the Espionage Act and received about an average sentence given that fact. You can have her ask Jonathan Pollard how long he has served (hint:he got life).

Also, she was charged before her status as a trans person was Read more

Jun 19 2015
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I’m totally going to be Debbie Downer here. We need to talk about WHERE she sang. She sang at an event that was basically a $100 million vanity event for a corrrupt post-Soviet dictator that has imprisoned more political activists than Russia and Belarus combined.

Lady Gaga has made a point of being politically aware, Read more

May 28 2015
1

Disagree. If that were the case, this wouldn’t have weighed on the LW’s mind for 7 years. I think it’s Hillary, because of the way the LW talks about “the opposition” and because of the venue in which this was printed.

Actually, I think this is a hoax. But, if it’s real, it’s Hillary.

May 26 2015
3

I doubt this story. Everything I’ve ever heard suggests you need to go full-time for a year before scheduling surgery. Is that not still the norm? I mean, I guess it’s optional if you’ve got they money, but it seems like a bad way to cut corners.

May 26 2015
4

This makes a ton of sense to me. Because thinness (and fatness) are seen as matters completely within one’s ability to control, being thin shows that you are willing to deprive yourself. Why that’s a status symbol? I’m actually not sure.

May 24 2015
3

Yes, lots of folks do sex selective IVF, typically because of a genetic abnormality that only affects one sex. I have also heard that female embryos are more likely to be successful but have no idea is that is true.

May 23 2015
20

Yes. It’s even a cultural trope. Haven’t folks seen Gone With The Wind?