“For some it is a kind of test. To evaluate your risk attitude. To vent the natural propensity to lie. Or to defeat loneliness. From the times and places preferred by those who cheat to the subtle distinction between what is unfaithful and what is not, a small investigation into the modalities of that human weakness we called adultery.”
“Definitely free from the man/woman duality, fashion offers an immense wardrobe from which everyone can draw what they want. A style where even desire becomes mobile. And anatomy is no longer an inescapable fate.”
For the piece ‘Taking Away the Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problem’
‘Yes, we should devote resources to making smartphones less addictive, but we should devote even more resources to addressing the public health crisis of anxiety that is causing teenagers so much suffering and driving them to seek relief in the ultimate escape machines.’
After a stranger became their guardian, Rudy and Rennie North were forced to move to a nursing home and their property was sold.
Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent – and reap a profit from it.
Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children THE NEW YORK TIMES
“It’s the environment that endangers the child, she said, not the gender issues; if the child’s family and school and health care system are supportive, the child should not be at higher risk than the general population.”
“If children aren’t provided with age appropriate sex education, built on care and respect, then young people find other sources, and that can be really damaging because they can be sources that aren’t sensitive to their needs, that aren’t age appropriate and aren’t a part of a holistic picture of what sexual health is.”
Mourning Our Daughter, While Ireland Votes THE NEW YORK TIMES
One for a piece written by an Irish couple whose unborn child was predicted to not survive to term. Even though they decided against terminating the pregnancy pre-emptively, they discuss the atmosphere of shame associated with abortion in Ireland, and how it unfairly influences couples’ difficult choices.
Single Mothers Are Not the Problem THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘Ultimately, there simply aren’t enough single mothers to explain our high poverty. Even if they all married or never had children, poverty would not be substantially lower. We should stop obsessing over how many single mothers there are and stop shaming them. […] Rather than falsely claiming that single motherhood is a major cause of poverty, we should support single mothers in raising America’s children.’