From a purely economic perspective, if the goal of feminism is to increase the stature of women, shouldn’t most of the focus of it be on getting society to value child bearing more as that’s the one thing women can do that men can’t?
Instead, a lot of the focus seems to be on the importance of having women CEOs or more women in STEM — which just increases the importance of those field in the public’s eyes. If men continue to dominate in them, that would actually be counterproductive.
Strangely, even many “feminists” seem to look down on child bearing, which from a pragmatic standpoint is quite absurd. Of the occupations CEO, tech guru, and mother, only one is absolutely necessary to the human race.
Well, unless some tech guru can invent an artificial womb. But I expect that to fair much worse than even formula versus breast milk.
Maybe not the most popular time to say this, but Douthat is the most interesting opinion writer at the NYTimes, right? If not him, who?
“Wow! This would be great for ruining desserts!” -discoverer of walnuts
The Deadpool movies looked funny, but I haven’t seen them as they sounded a little too R-rated for me to enjoy them, so I guess I’m the audience for the new holiday PG-13 release.
So is Kevin Hart just too evil to host the Oscars, or is he too evil to even associate with at all but we didn’t notice until he was asked to host the Oscars?
I find it strangely comforting that the sun is still too bright to look at from Pluto. Makes it feel like it’s not that far away from everything.
Get to the edge of the Oort cloud, though…
Had to log into my 401k to change a setting. Have been trying to avoid looking at that.
I’m going to write a long form piece on why Die Hard is a Christmas movie but Die Hard 2 is just a movie that takes place during the Christmas season.
I don’t want to mess with perfection, but I’m kind of interested in what happened to Tuco after the end of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Actually, there’s my Netflix series pitch: A new series following Tuco from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Starts with him stranded with his hands tied and a bunch of bags of gold. Will probably have flashbacks to explore his back story.
Trying to teach my kids how to play Smash Bros. well, I realized I have a lot to teach them.
“You’ll need to do a smash attack to finish him off. You can just hit the other joystick in any direction.”
“What’s a joystick?”
Would have been hilarious if after all this wait it was just called “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2”
I don’t think AOC is fascist as much as she is just kinda dumb.
“What about if we run out of cartoons to turn into live action?”
“We just pray to the frozen head of Walt Disney that never happens.”
I still don’t know who Max Boot is and why people feel it necessary to engage him if he’s acting so dishonestly.
Extreme right: Dishonest
Extreme left: Dishonest
Extreme center: Almost comically dishonest
There’s like three rails not to touch.
Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or a Christmas movie? I see it was originally released in October.
It’s like if in Die Hard, Nakatomi Plaza were taken over by vampires and werewolves. Then it would be harder to know whether to put it in the Christmas movie genre.
My kids now go through Cholula (or “chew-wa” as my 3yo calls it) as fast as they do ketchup.
If the journalists are the defenders in the war on truth, most casualties in that war are from friendly fire.
I’m amazed by how well my 5yo son can play video games while still not understanding fundamentals. He’s already legitimately beating me in Smash Bros but will sometimes just fall off the stage and just stare at me when I tell him to use his Up B special.
While he was 4, he somehow hacked his way through Mario + Rabbids while never quite getting the cover system (or knowing how to upgrade or pick the best weapons).
I don’t get angry when the government shuts down. I get angry when it opens again.
We’re always talking about who gets the blame for a government shutdown, but how many people actually care?