This large, growing bird would require a great deal of care – daily, exhausting, heroic care, for which you wouldn’t be paid, nor, in general, well supported. In fact, you’d probably have to take time off from work; if you’re a woman, your ability to earn a post-ostrich livelihood would most likely be curtailed, perhaps severely. Plus, there would be the expense of ostrich daycare, ostrich violin lessons; in the future, god help you, ostrich college. Did you catch the part where you’re physically birthing the ostrich? It would tear open your body as it emerged from either between your legs or a gash sliced across your stomach, this larger-than-usual, speckled ostrich egg. … [Read more...] about More women like me are choosing to be childfree. Is this the age of opting out?
Fossil fuels and climate change
Just as troubling: Pendley’s new role will probably further embolden far-right anti-environment and anti-government forces, some of which already consider themselves above the law. In an op-ed last year in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Pendley defended the role of Bureau of Land Management law enforcement officers, but did so in rhetoric carefully calculated to appease the anti-government far right, which believes local authorities are more legitimate than the federal government: “[Bureau of Land Management] rangers,” he wrote, “partner with local law enforcement, while recognizing that counties are a governmental-arm of sovereign states. Maintaining that deference is essential to making BLM a truly productive and valued partner to western communities.” … [Read more...] about Trump wants to put a rightwing zealot in charge of public land. Here’s why it matters
The AGM saw the board win overwhelming backing from investors for its commitments to tackle climate change while an alternative climate resolution put forward by campaign group Share Action was defeated - though still attracting a substantial 24% of votes. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Barclays sorry over emergency business loan ‘issues’
"The entire city has got remnants and connections to slavery either through street names, through buildings or places of memory. So for me, when I take people around the city, I'm really calling on that history, and the legacies of that history resonate into the present day." … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter: The sinister history of slave trade behind Liverpool’s magnificent monuments
Recently, the two have appeared to be rekindling their relationship, and it’s believed Khloe's sisters approve of her decision to allow him back into her life. … [Read more...] about Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson party together over at his house after rumors swirl of an engagement