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Calling this a gendercide is like following the logic of calling US abortions a "black genocide." No, it makes perfect sense. It's not as if the racially disproportionate rate of abortions in the US is a result of black women… [more]
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Throughout human history, young men have been responsible for the vast preponderance of crime and violence—especially single men in countries where status and social acceptance depend on being married and having children, as it does in China and… [more]
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For makeup, buy a Kevyn Aucoin book. Even if you don't want to chance mascara, some contouring with eye shadow might be nice. Slingbacks with a closed toe I find to be a good compromise between professional and fun, but beware of noisy ones (just… [more]
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The interesting part of the YLJ study, which is five years old, is that not only do female judges rule differently from male judges (even controlling for political affiliation), but male judges on mixed-gender panels rule differently than they do on… [more]
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I'm pro-choice, and I'm sort of glad that Planned Parenthood isn't shelling out $2.8 million for a counter-ad during the Super Bowl. That's $2.8 million that could have gone to pay for health care (including abortions) to women in need. Why FotF… [more]
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So he's showing them True Blood, basically? Yep, as it says in the second paragraph of the post: "The scenario was broadly organized around the motivating concept of True Blood." [more]
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Some guy you've been seeing for a month is acting high-handed and contemptuous when you make an informed choice not to do what he wants? DTMFA. [more]
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I benefited from the Turkish propensity for cabbie backscratching on my trip there. My friend and I stayed for several days at a hostel in Istanbul and were flying out. Instead of hailing a cab, the desk clerk offered to call one for us, which was of… [more]
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the calls started the same day I got my new phone That is a weird coincidence. Was the salesperson at the Verizon store male? That would explain the sudden influx of calls to an unlisted number. [more]
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Folly. Flirtation, particularly when we are married or in committed relationship, brings us dangerously close to one of the most pernicious sins of all. No, I don’t mean adultery. I mean the sin of using another human being to soothe our own… [more]
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Paying for a family tree?
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There's always, "Actually, I'm dying of cancer, and your shiny, balding head and appalling halitosis aren't making the journey any easier, dickwad." [more]
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Hard Leather Shoes: Why?
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Tell your friend about the previous incident and that this guy sounds like he might be the same person. Ask to be included in some social activity where they will attend as a couple (make it sound like you just want to meet him to reassure yourself… [more]
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Start a blog. Seriously. If you're as awesome as you say, you will get an audience, and some portion of that audience will be male, and some portion of those men will ask you out. If your blog accurately displays your assets, you'll eliminate the… [more]
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Save my blazer!
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No on drugs, yes on the first-in-her-family and lesbianism. Schools probably will look down on the community college grades, and English is a soft major and not uncommon among law school applicants. She needs to stress the bootstraps angle; that… [more]
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Apples to Apples. Fun for geeks and artsy types, can be played while drunk, and doesn't have a board that can be carelessly overturned. [more]
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I wish the men who prey on young girls were the ones the mothers went after with hot stones. [more]
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Do it. My old boss met his wife this way after he was hospitalized (for falling off a drainpipe while climbing out of another girl's window). [more]
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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas?
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