refers to the conservative christian owners of the giant Hobby Lobby chain of stores having won an injunction against Obamacare’s birth control requirement, allowing the for-profit company to withhold contraceptive coverage from its employees. The Supreme Court is now to review the case ..(here)
Guess where NOT to buy felt this holiday season?
CURSES. A PLAGUE OF CURSES.
Reports from all news sources and the President of South Africa that Nelson Mandela has passed away, aged 95.
Any moment now everything is going to shatter and come out and I will have to walk with bleeding feet to wherever it is that I am going.
Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names.The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via ethiopienne)