The Morning Missive: Hopefully-Safe-For-Work Since 2015 (Now, With Fewer Curse Words!)
Good morning, lovelies! A quick PSA: Odd Salon is now accepting pitches for HERO on Nov 5th, an evening of nerdery that your favorite Morning Missive author (that’d be me FYI) is curating! So if you’ve been to an Odd Salon before and have an amazing story to tell, please submit here. And once tickets are on sale, you’d all better purchase early and often…
TO THE INTERNET!
Let me start this by saying that a woman’s choice to stay home or go to work is theirs to make, with feedback from their families. With that said, what in all fresh insane hell is this instagram-performative nonsense: Woman quits job to ‘spoil husband’ like a 1950s housewife. Quote that made me nearly throw my laptop out my kitchen window: “Holte’s typical day starts at 6:30 a.m., when she wakes up and lays out Lars’ clothes before preparing his breakfast and packing his lunch.” LAYS OUT HER HUSBAND’S CLOTHING I am losing my damned mind over privilege cosplay nonesense. And I think this is the only good take out there:
Heck yes: Federal judge blocks Georgia anti-abortion law. The ACLU had sued the state of Georgia after it passed the law that “bans most abortions once a doctor can detect fetal cardiac activity,” which can be as early as six weeks. Now, this is just the start of a long and winding legal process, which could end at the Supreme Court (and we know how well that will end up…) so why don’t y’all go give some $$$ to NARAL Pro-Choice America?
In a fury over immigration, The President of the United States of America suggested that his border patrol “shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down” and had to be told by his staff that SHOOTING PEOPLE IN THE LEGS IS NOT ALLOWED. I know we’re numb to all of this now, but as Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Or in this case, the millionth time.
If you work in tech, you’ve likely been watching the WeWork saga with a self-hating schadenfreude, possibly from your desk within a WeWork. But I strongly suggest you immerse yourself in this magnificent Q+A with NYU Business School Professor Scott Galloway, wherein he delivers the most Silicon Valley-explanatory statement of all time: “I speak from some experience as a CEO in the ’90s in the internet days: If you tell a 30-year-old male he’s Jesus Christ, he’s inclined to believe you.”
And finally, NSFW jokes referenced, but pretty darned funny so maybe worth the email from HR?*: Despite the Odds, the Dick Joke Is Thriving. And It’s Only Going Up from Here. (*i kid. do not taunt HR, ever.)
What a world we live in… be kind to each other…