February 15 2013, 1am
...3 months ago
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor."
February 7 2013, 12am
...3 months ago
The ULTIMATE guide to the gun safety debate
Have you heard of any of these arguments against gun regulation? Find out how to debunk each and every one.
- “Assault weapon” is a meangingless term
- The last assault weapons ban failed
- Assault weapons don’t kill many people
- Deaths went down after the ban expired
- How can background checks stop killings
- Are background checks unfair
- High-capacity magazines don’t assist in mass killings
- People need high-capacity magazines to defend themselves
- The ban on high-capacity magazines failed
- More guns = less crime
- Why do gun-regulating cities have more crime?
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