This. Saying "well I would leave!" is blaming her for staying. We know from all the research on domestic violence (which this is related to) that people don't leave for many, MANY reasons. We are looking back at the situation with 20/20 hindsight. Of course, with what we know now, that statement is repugnant and… » 10/08/14 12:10pm 10/08/14 12:10pm

There was poop. And a compound birth (i.e., kid was born with his arm up by his face, as if he was leading a charge). Second and third degree tears. No drugs.

It's my fucking war story, and I will tell it until I die and then, lo, Ken Burns shall tell the tale of my son's birth, and you shall weep from my sacrifice. » 9/19/14 9:11pm 9/19/14 9:11pm

My father was emotionally abusive, and on a couple occasions physically abusive. I have been out of his house for 10 years, but I made one casual comment about the abuse to my sister and, sure enough, I got a call from my parents. My mom denying the abuse (which she never witnessed), my dad lying and distorting the… » 9/09/14 2:30pm 9/09/14 2:30pm

People focusing on the use of "stay woke" - you are getting caught up in the trees, look at the forest. Much like any crime Mike Brown may have committed has no place whatsoever in the discussuin about his heinous murder, your criticism of a phrase that is widely used in non-white communities has no place here.… » 8/15/14 6:01pm 8/15/14 6:01pm

Please do not click the link to the article. I felt a morbid curiosity, but several paragraphs down there is a graphic, horrifying description of a child pornography film. I feel punched in the gut. Please, please, please do not satisfy your urge to click it. It is awful. I just want to leave work and hug my son.… » 8/14/14 1:15pm 8/14/14 1:15pm

You accused HONY of only choosing the sentences that fit their narrative to put with the photos. Aren't you doing the same thing, picking examples from HONY that fit your narrative? Plenty of commenters have pointed out that there are heaps of HONY posts that do not do what you claim. » 8/13/14 10:36am 8/13/14 10:36am