‘Put Down That Mommy Card,’ Post Writer Tells Oklahoma Candidate

Quick follow-up to my most recent post here (“Candidate claims she is superior because she is a mother”). Washington Post opinion writer Ruth Marcus just published a piece titled, “With two women on the ballot, things that should be off limits.” Among those things are

“marital and family status. The unstated premise of Fallin’s comment is: ‘I’m a mom and she’s not.’ And the unstated but barely disguised conclusion is: ‘And that makes me better and leaves her lacking in a material way.’”

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Serial Killer is Married and Nightline is Shocked!

Nightline just ran a segment on a serial killer who was horrifying even by serial killer standards. Russell Williams would tie up his victims, then beat and rape them for hours before killing them. The story had sensationalism (in addition to all of the horrible violence he perpetrated, Williams also liked to dress up in his female victims’ clothes) and the double-life theme –he had a distinguished military record.

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Scenes from a Wedding

I don’t usually like weddings. I know – you are shocked, shocked to hear that! Earlier this month, though, I went to a wedding that was actually a wonderfully pleasant experience. It was held in one of those exquisite outdoor Santa Barbara settings (not the beach – I love the beach, but that would have been way too clichéd). It started in the late afternoon, when it was warm, and continued into the balmy evening.

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‘Courageous Intelligence’ Is How the New Yorker Describes This Single Woman’s Literary Voice

Responses to an earlier post about Stella Miles Franklin were so terrific that I thought I’d try my luck at tapping readers’ expertise about another singles-relevant book I haven’t read yet. It is Instead of a Letter, by Diana Athill. I learned about it from the “Briefly Noted” section of the New Yorker. Athill’s memoir, according to the review, includes

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