"Ms. Gonzalez ... was arraigned in federal court on charges of sexual abuse of a person in custody, because an inmate cannot legally consent to sex." A lot of things about our prison system in the USA are seriously messed up, but this is definitely one of those "Wait, what?" parts.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose That is taking me about 20 minutes to parse.
As far as treating world-caliber athletes who are women like reality show contestants, I'm perfectly ambivalent about Lindsay Vonn. She does a good job, and she's (apparently) occasionally kind of full of herself... I could name about 50 male athletes off the top of my head who act in a similar way.
@sunflowernut AFAIK it's a complete lack of self-awareness, apparently forgetting that they themselves are/were virgins at one time as well. Treating sex like it's some kind of exclusive club that you don't want to let any new members into is mystifyingly lame.
@Nicole Cliffe Oh god, as soon as they mentioned ankles I got the bad feeling in my tummy and knew that somebody was going to die.
They might as well have sent her to investigate a strange sound in the spooky haunted mansion with a bad flashlight.
@Tuna Surprise ... and anybody who doubts this should read Dave Zabriskie's (arguably one of the most likable cyclists... ever?) deposition. It's heart-breaking.
Thank you, Pulp Fiction soundtrack.
I must have read this book out loud about 200 times in the past year, I will not pass up the opportunity to quote from it.
@queenofbithynia Many Waters is a good book! It's a real departure from her standard though, since it combines some wacky-ass monsters/creatures/society and time-travel; usually it's just one or the other.
But it's great because Sandy and Dennys are actually characters in this one, and there are tiny mastodons, etc.
@Charlsie Kate I'd bet money the book you're talking about is An Acceptable Time, which is about the daughter of Meg and Calvin from A Wrinkle in Time as she is visiting her grandparents (Meg's parents) in the same house that Meg grew up in.