I've Ended Up On The "Domesticating Crows" Side Of Tik Tok, And I Can't Tell Whether That's Wildly Inaccurate Or An Eerie Omen Of What's To Come.
Darlings, pleased to report that my alarm did in fact go off this morning, so I am officially resembling a human being - and I will take that as an absolute win.
TO THE INTERNET
If you are a person like me who relies on birth control and women’s healthcare to, you know, have a life and a career and ambitions and adventures and control when you start (or don’t start!) a family or have suffered from dangerous pregnancies or just want the ability to decide the trajectory of your life outside of having a child, we should be very, very afraid right now: Oklahoma’s House passes a near-total abortion ban (The 19th)Looking forward to the same people who scoffed for years at idea of Roe falling now waving off the possibility of losing legal birth control. Fwiw Griswold made contraception legal for married people in 1965. Unmarried was 1972, just a year before Roe. Good times ahead.
Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 @RonFilipkowskiMarsha Blackburn, in discussing SCOTUS nominee Jackson, says she wants to know her position on “constitutionally unsound” decisions like Griswold v. Conn (making birth control a protected right) that have “confused Tennesseans.” https://t.co/Z9WEfJB0ro
“Morimoto often finds that his clients don’t want to burden people they care about with their needs.” I would like to go on the record and say I would be very good at this job, though I can’t help but think that if a woman did this, she’d be labeled a sex worker and criminalized: Meet the Japanese man paid to do nothing (Independent)
Well, this “humanity” thing was a good experiment, probably time to pack it in and give up: Russian strike kills 96-year-old Holocaust survivor in Ukraine (CNN)
A federal appeals court upheld a previous decision in her defamation case, and now Stormy Daniels owes the Former Guy $300,000, which is what dead shark-eyed lawyer Michael Avenatti stole from her: Porn star Stormy Daniels loses appeal in Trump case, owes former president almost $300,000 (CNBC)
And finally, “a new study reports that the number of Americans who died of alcohol-related causes increased precipitously during the first year of the pandemic, as routines were disrupted, support networks frayed and treatment was delayed.” A reminder that if you got through the past two years without drinking, you are a freaking superhero. And if you ever have concerns about how much you are drinking, I am always here to chat: Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During the Pandemic, a Study Shows (The New York Times) (h/t Mum of the Missive)
That’s it! Drink some water (which I, btw, have been quite derelict in doing of late and need to start doing more), get outside for a moment, be kind to yourself, mmmkay?