This week

sleeping

Ready to nap

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Why your rent is so high. Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter, and the racial divide in Seattle. Take better nighttime photos (your dimly lit cocktail deserves it). Rose McGowan: Hollywood badass. The privatization of Sesame Street. This list of ridiculous nicknames George W. Bush gave foreign leaders and members of his staff.

WATCH

National Geographic remade their atlas to reflect melting ice caps. John Oliver on sex ed.

LISTEN

This American Life – The Problem We All Live With, Part Two (a follow up to last week and just as good)

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This week

why are we defunding PP

Hat tip to Ann Friedman, internet crush forever.

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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]

WATCH

Go outside, you maniac, you only get one August.

LISTEN

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)