Ann Friedman, you are a national treasure.
Well played. This is pretty much perfection. Margaret Atwood couldn't have done better.
@Sarah Rain Fear of the past is not a legitimate reason to ignore current science, though, and it should be the job of doctors and the CDC to explain to people that they do not have a choice, because vaccines are save, and by not doing it, they will endanger everyone else.
@stonefruit Yep. Unless you're legit allergic to it, you need to take one for the team.
Hahahahahaha! Ann, when you get it right, you get it RIGHT. Love this (and I have a hunch the 'pinner men are laughing right now).
61 degrees?!?! I give up. *curls up and dies in a pile of fleece*
haha, cross-trolling Joyce Carol Oates. <3
@Springtime for Voldemort I just figured it was the latest article of the sort to get that reaction, so made for a convenient reference point in writing this article.
@peasofmind I suppose I just find it difficult to suggest that every article, every piece of thought that gets published, anywhere, is necessarily going to address every single point that makes up the vast morass of rape culture (though frankly, I think this piece tackles that nicely up-front, and then gets to its primary focus: self defense).
@iceberg I'm having almost as much fun making it up in my own head. I'm going to have to read this on my phone...