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max_weisenfeld
Discussion: Is This Drawing [from Hirschberg] by an Established Artist?
mjc said:
I love that drawing & want to meet the ladies (gentle faces) and see what their hats are made of.
Enjoy!

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Morganna
Discussion: Holy Cow We Went to the Moon

Cows have been doing it for years.


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j r
Discussion: Equal pay for Women’s Soccer? (Cont’d)
drummerboy said:






What's to consider? Obviously those things are already changing (and have been changing for decades now) in the direction of allowing women to choose to continue careers when they have children.

People choose to have children, and they know (or should know) full well the additional stresses that it will place on them in terms of trying to maintain a career.

The actual work of childrearing continues to fall on women disproportionately, a fact that I think undermines your assumptions about how far society has come in this area "for decades now." When my mother had children, she stepped off the tenure track as an educator and raised three kids as a full-time job; my father was the breadwinner. When I had children, I "tried to maintain" my full-time career while juggling family time, school transportation, childcare arrangements, household employee management, medical appointments, vacation planning and extracurriculars. At my two-equivalent-paychecks household and among women I know in similar circumstances, the burden isn't shared equally. 

TL;DR: Nobody wonders whether a man will choose to continue his career when he has children.

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Morganna
Discussion: The Uncaged Bird - Hummingbird and Honeysuckle

Hummingbird and Honeysuckle!  It appears to be a girl or a youngster as there is no ruby throat.

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Glenn
Discussion: I surrender - AC is now on

I wrestled my large window unit to the first floor last night when I got in from work. UNCLE!

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mrincredible
Discussion: Holy Cow We Went to the Moon

Fifty years ago. The frickin' moon.

Yes. People went there. It took years and 400 thousand people. But we went there.

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mrincredible
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

It's amazing with what easethe conservative posters have pivoted the decision away from the racist statements of the President. 

And the burgeoning racism among his supporters. Your tacit approval of his behavior is very telling.

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Ridley
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
much of the anger or the stupidity which engulfs America have real root causes:


https://nypost.com/2017/01/22/why-schools-have-stopped-teaching-american-history/

 Are those causes slavery, the cost of teaching degrees and the fact that most of the US syllabus is dictated by right wing Christians in Texas?

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Philip
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

are you arguing the internment and evacuation of Japanese Americans was not a racist act?  Are you arguing about the terminology between internment and concentration?  its silly.  

the conditions that these legal asylum seekers are put into, the fact that children are forcibly removed from parents, no matter their ages or dependencies, they are being kept in cages, prisons without anything that any of us would call essential, is what leads to calling these private prisons concentration camps, but whatever you decide to label them as, they are inhumane.   

And yet I read these defenses as if its normal, its not.  its atrocious. it a horror caused and perpetrated as governmental policy.  

supported by republicans.  funded by us all

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dano
Discussion: I surrender - AC is now on

you guys are nuts! ;) I’ve had mine on since June!

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