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Quick post: On supporting marriage.

Sociologist Phillip Cohen, who writes the excellent blog Family Inequality, appeared on Talk of the Nation recently as a guest alongside the head-desk worthy economist Isabel Sawhill who recently brought single-mom bashing into the 21st Century. He points out that many of the tangible benefits of two-parent families are things like stable housing, greater economic security, and health insurance, slyly...[ read more ]

Time for linkspam!

1) This little girl is complaining about the very thing I was getting out in Bad Santa Part II:  gender policing.  Yay for her supportive dad! 2) Feminists and family therapists take note:  Sick [heterosexually-married] men get support from their wives.  Sick [heterosexually-married] women get... divorced.  (Gay people don't exist, and single people die in a ditch, I guess.) 3)...[ read more ]

Bad Santa: Part II

Yesterday I started in on ruining Christmas for everyone, or at least Jimmy Kimmel and some of his fans, by pointing out that his "Give your kids a terrible present and film it" challenge was... not actually that funny, when you realize that the humor goes way over the heads of most of the kids being filmed, and probably made...[ read more ]

Bad Santa

So, as I recently Tweeted about, comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been asking viewers to play pranks on their kids and record the results.  For Halloween, he encouraged people to tell their kids they ate all the Halloween candy.  The results are fairly predictable - the kids are shocked, disbelieving, angry, tearful.  The Huffington Post called it "hilarious," and said "Yes,...[ read more ]



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