I just read the full essay. What a hot mess. The whole premise of the article is that we are going to be so ashamed of ourselves and so sorry that we let Alec Baldwin get away. And he isn't to blame for anything. He concentrates on denying the f***** comment, when the homophobic comment he admits to (and the use of… » 2/24/14 9:47am 2/24/14 9:47am

I think we have a confound, here. Kids often come with sleep deprivation, financial strain, loss of leisure time (including time for sex), added stress, and a whole other crop of difficult things to deal with. Control for those factors, and couples with and without children are probably equally happy. » 1/13/14 4:54pm 1/13/14 4:54pm

Woah. The first 20 or so discussions began with an outrageously ignorant, dismissive, or outright racist comment. Not fucking cool. Some of the replies are spot-on, but are getting buried by the trolls. Posting this to say THANK YOU to the author. She is smart enough to know how some would respond to this, yet wrote it … » 11/30/13 9:14pm 11/30/13 9:14pm

My mother-in-law organized my baby shower. I wanted it to be co-ed; all invites were addressed to both men and women. My male family members and our male friends showed up, but Mr. Ludgate's (super conservative) male family members would not come. WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT FREE CAKE, MENFOLK? » 11/19/13 12:13pm 11/19/13 12:13pm

My idiot 7th grade (male) health teacher was far too squeamish about the sex chapters in our book. To make things easier on himself, he completely skipped anything relating to women. Not that the books were that impressive, though (I don't think they even mentioned the clitoris), but he skipped over those gross vaginas … » 11/18/13 3:21pm 11/18/13 3:21pm

Well, at least 1 in 4 women will experience rape or sexual assault in her lifetime, so I wasn't shocked when it was revealed that one of the several prominent female characters was raped. Is it a plot device when it portrays how rape happens in the real world (i.e., to 25% of women, committed by someone known to the… » 11/15/13 4:25pm 11/15/13 4:25pm