‘I got probably 20 angry emails’
In case you thought our panic over the coronavirus had displaced other triggers, here’s a reminder that academia continues.
A Brown University economist who specializes in “evidence-based pregnancy and parenting” apologized to readers of her newsletter, which has recently taken up COVID-19 concerns, for unintentionally implying that only heterosexuals get pregnant.
Referring to a new practice in many New York City delivery wards – “no one other than the laboring woman can be there” – Emily Oster (above) wrote Tuesday that “there are safety reasons for this,” citing the threat of “[a]symptomatic or mildly symptomatic people” who enter the premises.
Oster’s original newsletter said: “There are enough [virus] tests to test women in labor, but not their husbands.”
A commenter on the article requested that Oster “examine your presumption of heterosexuality,” to which Oster replied that she had edited the passage and apologized on Twitter: “I’m trying to work quickly and this missed my edit. I am deeply, deeply sorry.”
I’ve seen quite a few blog posts and youtube videos from people I generally consider to have their heads screwed on right suggesting that the Chinese Virus from Wuhan, China, PRC, is going to change everything. Feminism will crumble. Men will be valued again. The U.S. will start making its own stuff again. SJWs will all get ECT and get shocked back into reality. Frankly, I’m disappointed. All these opinions are wildly, insanely optimistic. If the current PTB don’t get strung up and set dancing from getting us into this, then why would anything change?
Happy Hump Day!Week Two of our own self-isolation is under way. Down side of this trip home: The club house and trap stands at the gun club are closed, so no clay birds this trip. With that said… On To the Links! RIP, Kenny Rogers. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rogers once, along…
via Animal’s Hump Day News — Animal Magnetism
The “Hawkeye” star filed a request on Monday in Los Angeles to lower his child support payments since many of the productions he had lined up this year are “likely canceled or postponed” due to the outbreak, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
Renner, 49, currently pays his ex, Sonni Pacheco, about $30,000 a month for their 6-year-old daughter Ava’s housing, food, transportation and clothing. He has requested the payments be lowered to $11,000.
However, the actor is also accusing Pacheco, 28, of mismanaging those funds.
“Sonny’s voracious appetite for Jeremy’s money has no end in sight,” Renner’s attorney said, per TMZ.
Sorry, but WTF was he thinking? Oh, that’s right. He was fucking a hot 21 yo who was probably crazy good in bed. They were married for 10 months, but she got her golden ticket when the kid was born.
Why don’t these rich guys just call in some favors and have these judges sent on permanent “under-ground location scouting” trips.
Stars–they’re just like us! They can’t sing! They look terrible without makeup! They wear ratty clothes! They sometimes don’t comb their hair! They buy too much house! They put their feet on the sofa! They think John Lennon is still a thing! They group-record–and the outcome looks like a candidate for America’s Funniest Home Videos! […]
via Stars–they’re just like us! They can’t sing! They look terrible without makeup! They don’t comb their hair! They think John Lennon is still a thing! — Stupid Girl
I didn’t recognize Gal Gadot without her face on. And what happened to her hair. It’s so thin? It’s kinda looking like her new WW movie is gonna suck. I “wonder” if she’s trying to increase her virtue stats to offset her incoming box-office devaluation.
Over at Pirate’s Cove, Teach has a couple of recent pics up.
Now, I’m gonna say that the first one looks like it’s had a LOT of “touching up” done on it, along with fake boobs on the girl. Second pic just looks 10x more “real”. Also second girl has MUCH prettier face. First girl is hiding hers behind the sunglasses.
I’m going with Option 2.
So this dummy made a bikini out of hospital masks when PPE is in short supply for actual care-givers. That is what dumb people do. Especially dumb attention-seeking women. Are we really gonna start holding dumb people to account for their actions now? Even the wahmens?
Goodbye, Blue Monday!Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove for the Rule Five links! I’ve been thinking more lately about the great old Winchester 100. For some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of finding a decent pre-64 Model 100, just because I think it’s a great platform: Short, relatively light, easy to handle…
via Goodbye, Blue Monday — Animal Magnetism
I notice that in the endless incessant wall-to-wall coverage of Covid-19 one significant fact barely gets a mention. That the number of male victims is much higher than that of females. Where’s gender equality when you need it? Which leads me to suggest that maybe we should follow gender equality principles to their logical conclusion.…
via I declare my support for gender equality — The Irish Savant
Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, “if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it.” Campus Reform reached out to Farris via Twitter Direct Messaging to allow her the opportunity to further explain her comments or to clarify. She later blocked the author of this article on Twitter.
That would seem to be an irrational fear for people who are only interested in the search for Truth! and the advancement of Science!