"Women are now asked to live by second-wave feminist principles, until, boom, they’re informed that they need a man no less than women ever did," writes Phoebe Maltz Bovy in the Atlantic.
Meanwhile, straight men are not judged in the same way: Marry young and you’re obviously more responsible than your peers; reach your 35th birthday unmarried and that’s no problem, you’ve still got all the time in the world. While there are good reasons to urge women not to marry too young ("the stability of marriage in upper-middle-class circles likely owes something to premarital trips around the block," Bovy writes)
“Also discovered were what’s left of two devices, known as pump clysters, intended for sending fluid into one’s rectum. Researchers plan further investigation to figure out just why the crew needed them.”
This is hilarious. Items found on Blackbeard’s ship. They can’t IMAGINE why a bunch of men at sea together for months at a time would need enemas. No clue whatsoever. Nope, not at all.
The problem with Metaxas’ argument, Krauss wrote in the reply the Journal refused to publish, begins with the assumption the scientists actually “know the factors that allow the evolution of life in the Universe. We know the many factors that were important here on Earth, but we do not know what set of other factors might allow a different evolutionary history elsewhere.”
Metaxas’ error is “akin to saying that if one looks at all the factors in my life that led directly to my sitting at my computer to write this, one would obtain a probability so small as to conclude that it is impossible that anyone else could ever sit down to compose a letter to the [Wall Street Journal].”