Hat tip to Ann Friedman, internet crush forever.
The abortion I didn’t have. 200 books (by women) every man should read. A list of modern relationships (every single one applies). How rich was Mr. Darcy really? Brits guess at American health care costs (and Americans cry). Multi-parenting in the Netherlands.
Katha Pollitt on how to defend Planned Parenthood:
We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision and move on with their lives. We need to say that is their right, and, moreover, it’s good for everyone that they have this right: The whole society benefits when motherhood is voluntary. When we gloss over these truths we unintentionally promote the very stigma we’re trying to combat. What, you didn’t agonize? You forgot your pill? You just didn’t want to have a baby now? You should be ashamed of yourself. [emphasis added]
Go outside, you maniac, you only get one August.
SUMMER ’15 (a seasonal playlist from me to you!)
This American Life – The Problem We All Live With (highly recommend this episode on school segregation and integration)