So important to shut down and call out any discriminatory talk about this pandemic. This is so heartbreaking. All of my Asian friends in NYC are terrified right now and we are such a diverse city. I can’t imagine how much scarier it might be in places where there is less diversity. Please tell your family and friends all over the country this is not okay.
Not sure how I feel about them including the gun buying tidbit in this article, especially the mention of the controversial AR-15.. I feel like it takes away from the focus which is that there are racist attacks going on in our country and we should all be doing our part to make ourselves aware and become outspoken allies to Asians everywhere
Interesting.. I wonder if I would do it? I feel like I’d be more likely to be a test subject than to just get a new vaccine unmonitored. The fact that you’d be so closely paid attention to and would be helping other people I’d say I’d definitely consider it.
Surprisingly I agree with a lot of these sentiments as well, but I do think mental soundness is still a viable topic but should be discussed with respect. We have been living with a president who spews lies of convenience and selfishness. Id rather not trade that for one with a tendency for inaccuracies and confusion when there is a better replacement within our grasp, for that reason among many others.
This is so surprising to me. Everyone I know has a story about why their health insurance sucks. My friend who works full time and has insurance through her job just had a baby and it cost her a few thousand dollars out of pocket. Her friend who is a stay at home mom with Medicaid gets the exact same level of care for zero dollars.. it should and can be free for all! How is this not a hugely exciting deciding factor?!
I recently bought a new mattress for the first time and was so embarrassed and stressed when I realized I wasn’t happy with it. But the company was amazing! Even though I didn’t end up keeping the mattress I would 100% recommend Loom & Leaf by Saatva. I told them I was trying to get their brand to replace an old tempurpedic but realized I really just needed something more similar to my old one and that I was so sorry. They tried to offer me replacements but when I told them I was really sorry and felt horrible about the waste they told me that they never go to waste and either get sold at a steep discount to their employees or are donated to a specific charity that provides mattresses to veterans. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have had such an easy return. They picked it up for free and everything! I appreciate them even more now after reading about the run around from other online companies. I can also speak to Joy Bird’s furniture return policy being rock solid.
Why are the costs of care so high? I really don’t get it. My husband and I have Obamacare and pay around $350/month for the two of us. Apparently that covers one well visit per year and grants us 50% off on anything else. When he went for his physical he asked if a certain kind of blood work was included. They said they didn’t know. He asked for it anyway. We got a bill that showed a breakdown wherein the doctors office billed the insurance company 2k for said labs, the insurance only “allowed” $450 of which we owe $225.. I don’t get it at all and I feel like I’m paying for nothing knowing I’m responsible for 50% of something completely abstract. I believe health care is a human right.
I liked this a lot. It reminded me of a thought I have been meaning to organize for a while now:
In college around 11 or so years ago a few girlfriends and I had a debate with a male teacher about Ripley, Sigourney Weaver’s character from the Alien series. That character has been referenced and centered in feminist theory but he made this exact argument that she was still sexualized for the male gaze (the underwear scene) and eventually took on masculine qualities to win the day. He asked us what a heroine would look like who exaggerated feminine qualities and didn’t cater to the male gaze would look like. I’ve thought about this a lot since and would like to suggest Sarah Connor from the Terminator franchise as a possible but not perfect example. She is completely motivated by motherhood. She is seen as hysterical and not believed by society, though she is eventually vindicated. And she doesn’t fall in love with the terminator but does consider he may be the best option as a father figure to her child:
Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The Terminator would never stop, it would never leave him. And it would never hurt him, never shout at him or get drunk and hit him or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there and it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers who came and went over the years, this thing, this machine was the only one who measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.
She has become a sex symbol but not by using any conventional stereotypes. Her two main outfits in the film do not show much skin. She is in hospital pants and a tank, and then military cargo pants and a tank. The tops are not low cut and she doesn’t wear a bra, she has a muscular body and a ponytail. Plus this quote:
Yeah, right. How were you supposed to know? ****ing men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don’t know what it's like to really create something, to create a life. To feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death and destruction.