@blee my #1 camp story is that when I was in the oldest camper group they banned movie nights because a kid had been caught getting head earlier that summer. they finally relented and let my unit have them again but every 15 minutes the counselors would turn on all of the lights and yell "HAND CHECK" while everybody put both hands in the air.
JEW CAMP! I went to a reform camp in the north GA mountains from the ages of 11-14 and then worked there the summer that I was 16 (when all of the other people my age were Mahons/counselors-in-training).
I HATED IT. Though, I did learn how to curse and some stuff about making out.
@D.@twitter Did you read the article? Because I think that although The Atlantic is trying to frame it that way, the actual article is much more nuanced and I think that you'd agree with it more than you think. Anne-Marie Slaughter is not just another Caitlin Flanagan. Read the article! Pleeeeeeeaaaaseeeee.
@Mira agreed on all points! I think that her article was really geared towards people who are in the positions to make or suggest policy changes because it seems that change is going to have to come from the top. I would love to hear the voices of working class women as well and hope that The Hairpin would consider some out for interviews.
@sprayfaint did you actually read the article? because I feel like she addresses the glaring differences between men and women's positions and calls attention to what is working and what isn't.
it's true that the article is written about women and that she is speaking directly to women at points, but she also makes a lot of great points about what men can do and I hope that male readers catch on to that.
@amateur hour oh really? I didn't know that Select Plan covered IUDs! I have crappy individual insurance from Aetna (my father insisted that I not go without health insurance when I went to graduate school) but I might see if I can somehow get on Select Plan too.
@travelmugs I went to Planned Parenthood a few months ago for birth control and talked to the doctor about IUDs, and she quoted me $700.
@teenie I'm actually in Philly and I'm pretty sure that I know people who work at Penn Family Planning (I'm fairly involved with the repro justice community here), but I was under the impression that they only offered that service to women who had had abortions or other services performed at their clinic. I'll ask around though!
Maybe someday I'll have a job and health insurance that isn't terrible and I'll be able to afford to get one.
@theharpoon "How to gauge the amount of drunk you need to be to write this paper"