The erosion of marriage is a result of men’s poverty, not a cause of women’s.

I hope this is true. “[Men are] into the idea of a pushy, outspoken, balls-out woman who still craves men—badly.” A Rich, Powerful Amy Schumer Is Good for Everyone

California bill would make it a felony for prosecutors to withhold evidence. Unfortunately, as @the_quark pointed out, “They could make the penalty be “death” and it wouldn’t matter since…the charges would have to be brought by a prosecutor.”

Your tax dollars at work: 11 dead after US-funded airstrikes hit ‘Doctors Without Borders’ hospital in Yemen. “Government is just another word for the hospitals we bomb together.” -@jameskann

Love this woman.

My mom keeps it realer than your mom.

I liked this: Trip Through Your Wires: Trying And Failing To Get My First New York Summer Back

I’m glad movies like this are coming out. Rep. Steve King made a claim that whites were the only ones to contribute in society. As categorically false as that claim is, the fact that he can make that claim and some people believe it, means that we have a problem on how we educate our children. If we only teach them in school and in society that white men did everything, it would make sense that they end up believing that false claim.

Our main objective should be to show the impact that women and minorities have had, not just the American society but the human civilization as a whole. For every great Astronaut, there’s hundred of great scientist behind them, from all creeds and backgrounds, hoping for the same goal. In this time of turmoil, divisive politics, and trolls it’s good to remember WE BUILT THIS!

My biffle Lonex on Hidden Figures.

Conservatarians be like:

“People respond to the incentives presented to them so as to maximize their well-being, and generally speaking, despite the fact that people only have imperfect/bounded rationality, each person is better situated than any outsiders to make decisions about his or her own life.”

“Except for poor black people, they consistently make irrational, self-destructive decisions and if they would only do what I say they wouldn’t be poor.”

-Grant Babcock

1. Cop shoots black person
2. People riot
3. Facts come out about the shooting that make #2 totally unreasonable
4. Months go by
5. Facts come out about the city’s history of police brutality and use of the legal system to unjustly extract revenue from poor people, making #2 totally reasonable
6. No one cares
7. Rinse and repeat

-Jeremy McLellan

Speaking of race, I’m disappointed to see this still making the rounds. In case you find it compelling, let me correct you.

The rise of single motherhood (and it’s rising among all races) is a result of increased joblessness and declining wages and increased incarceration among low-education, low-skill men.
That is to say, women aren’t choosing poverty by not marrying before having kids. There literally aren’t enough fully-employed men for them to marry. High-earning men tend to marry high-earning women, leaving no one for low-earning women.

Women at the bottom have higher rates of employment and earn more than men. Therefore, marrying doesn’t make them any better off financially.
This is a math problem, not an issue of “personal responsibility.”

The erosion of marriage is a result of men’s poverty, not a cause of women’s.

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You can fall in love with a wide variety of people throughout the course of your life. You can fall in love with people who are good for you and people who are bad for you. You can fall in love in healthy ways and unhealthy ways. You can fall in love when you’re young and when you’re old. Love is not unique. Love is not special. Love is not scarce.

But your self-respect is. So is your dignity. So is your ability to trust. There can potentially be many loves throughout your life, but once you lose your self-respect, your dignity or your ability to trust, they are very hard to get back.

Mark Manson is amazing.

Speaking of love, last night, before Sam came home and cooked dinner to Salt n Pepa, I brushed the cat I now live with after vacuuming for the second time that day. He kept trying to nuzzle me and cuddle. I realized that it’s hard to not love something that seems to love you. Even when it makes your life significantly more dirty. Probably a lesson in there applicable to my relationship with Pumpkin’s owner.

One Comment

  1. AJ

    There are a number of reasons for plummeting marriage rates.
    Male poverty – a direct result of the long running boys’ education crisis – and government policies that penalize fatherhood are the main reasons.
    A wealthy man can afford a divorce. Perhaps two. A billionaire can afford three or four.
    But the risks of divorce are very well known, and are far too high for middle or working class men. Even one divorce can seriously ruin an average man’s life.
    By the way. Almost no men, other than the desperately lonely, would choose to marry Amy Shumer.
    Female economic independence is laudable. But treating men as obsolete, fathers as mere wallets, and abuse as something only males dole out will obliterate marriage for all but the upper middle class.
    This has already had disastrous results for poorer minorities. Fatherless boys will tend to grow up to be dangerous, miserable, or severely disadvantaged men. Fatherless girls will tend to continue the cycles of dependence, helplessness, and misery.
    Both will be increasingly trapped in the gulags of the inner cities, shuttling between prisons, public housing, hospitals, and funeral homes. We will have mainly the police/welfare state to blame.
    In general, men and women need each other. And the nuclear family is the bedrock of a few, stable, self sufficient society.
    Dependence, loneliness, helplessness, and economic deprivation for both genders will be the end results of disadvantaging men, while providing tremendous amounts of support to women.

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