By Taja Lindley Originally posted on the Strong Families blog Too often we are led to believe that work must be something separate from pleasure: that we are to do what we love on the side, in our spare time; that pleasure is an extra-curricular activity, a hobby, a side gig. As if only a [...]
Vermont has become the fourth state, in addition to Oregon, Washington, and Montana, to grant people with terminal illness the right to request an assisted death from doctors:With the strokes from three gubernatorial pens, Vermont on...Show More Summary
Illinois, which already offers civil unions to same-sex couples, has been quietly moving toward legalizing same-sex marriage, and it looks like marriage advocates may have the votes to get it done by the end of the month:With the end...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Death; injury.]Here is the latest. Please note that the same guidelines re: photos and politicizing remain in effect for this thread.New York Times—Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91: A giant tornado, a mile wideShow More Summary
Check out Flip The News, a tumblr that flips the gender or race of the subjects in news articles. The site explains, “The point here is to shine some light on the way news organizations write about people and strive for more balanced, respectful narratives.” In one of the first posts, the author gender-flips this [...]
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If you tend to do most of the cooking for yourself and/or any others in your household, when was the last time someone cooked for you? If you generally don't do the cooking, when was the last time you cooked for someone else?
[Content Note: Death; injury.]Earlier this afternoon, a tornado nearly a mile wide struck down in Oklahoma, causing widespread devastation. I've read reports that there have been two deaths and many more injuries, some serious, but I...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Body policing.]"Tom," said the puppy, licking its nose, "did you hear about how Vin Diesel said that 'Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors,' ha ha for real no kiddingShow More Summary
Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old science student who may have fundamentally changed the way we charge mobile devices:An 18-year-old science student has made an astonishing breakthrough that will enable mobile phones and other batteries to be charged within seconds rather than the hours it takes today’s devices to power back up.Saratoga, Calif. Show More Summary
Fla. Asst. State Attorney Prosecuting High School Senior for Same-Sex Relationship There is a petition here at change.org urging th eIndian River County (Florida) State Attorney and Assistant Attorney to stop the prosecution of 18-year old Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year old high school senior in a consensual relationship with a fellow … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
This strange and awful story out of Tampa, Fla., about a man who tricked a woman into aborting her pregnancy, is another instance of the politicization of women's reproductive health care confusing what should be straightforward issues. Show More Summary
Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt was expelled from school and is being charged with a felony for having a lesbian relationship with a fellow student. Another horrible rape documented on social media. (Trigger warning) Great piece by Tamara Winfrey Harris on Beyonce and feminism. Show More Summary
Now that the upfronts—the events at which television networks announce their schedules for the coming season and then try to sell advertising slots to advertisers—are over, we've got a good sense of what's hot and what's not in TV right now. Show More Summary
[Click to embiggen.] From the Telegraph's Big Picture Photography Competition—Round 255: "This week's Big Picture winner is Steve Lindon, of Michaelchurch Escley, Hereford, for this image of a dramatic rainbow in the Golden Valley of Herefordshire."Amazing.[H/T to Alison.]
Earlier this year, Arkansas legislature overrode the governor's veto to enact one of the most restrictive anti-autonomy laws in the country, banning abortion after 12 weeks of gestation. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted a temporary injunction, putting the law on hold. Show More Summary
The quick and dirty breakdown of one of the most significant laws affecting our generation in 90 seconds. h/t Upworthy Does anyone have time to add a transcript in the comments?
Seventies-era tennis star Jimmy Connors has a new autobiography out, and he's using it to take some nasty jabs at his former girlfriend and fellow tennis champion Chris Evert. Jessica Luther of the Atlantic explains:
This blogaround brought to you by Freudian pickles.Recommended Reading:Mike: The New TV Season, One Stereotype at a TimeJennifer: Giving Girls a Chance at a Real Future with Real Choices [Content Note: The post at this link includesShow More Summary
Blur: "There's No Other Way"