Help! Our Middle-Aged Friend Says He’s Falling in Love With Our Teen Daughter.

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Dear Prudence,
A college friend has long been an “uncle” to our two children. He has been there for school events, milestones, vacations, etc. Our daughter went away to college this year, to a town about 45 minutes from this friend’s house.

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Buttigieg’s paternity leave is a reminder that the US prioritizes work over family | Arwa Mahdawi

The Week in PatriarchyPete Buttigieg

Buttigieg’s paternity leave is a reminder that the US prioritizes work over family

Arwa Mahdawi

The transportation secretary is ‘at work’ like the heroic workaholic he is – but that undermines the whole point of parental leave

‘Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.’ Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP

‘Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.’ Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP

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Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over? | Judith Butler

Gender nowGender

Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over?

Judith Butler

Increasingly, authoritarians are likening ‘genderism’ to ‘communism’ and ‘totalitarianism’

Brazilian protesters denounced Judith Butler for promoting ‘gender theory’ in 2017. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian protesters denounced Judith Butler for promoting ‘gender theory’ in 2017. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

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The Right Is Embracing the Reactionary Brutality of “Special Operators” Like Eddie Gallagher

Special operators in elite military units are the tip of the spear of US counterinsurgency campaigns around the globe. Their exploits in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts in the global “war on terror” have become fodder for scores of action films like American Sniper, fanboy books by journalists covering the military, and tell-all memoirs by SEAL Team 6 members involved in the rubout of Osama bin Laden and other targets.

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Fear the Economic ‘End of Men’

(National Review)
Yes, we should be worried about the economic decline of America’s men — to say otherwise is to ignore the facts.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that women now represent a record-setting 60 percent of new enrollees on America’s college campuses. Given the fact that higher education tends to engender brighter economic prospects, today’s abundance of freshwomen relative to freshmen is a recipe for a future in which jobs are more abundant for women than for men.

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Fear the Economic ‘End of Men’

(National Review)
Yes, we should be worried about the economic decline of America’s men — to say otherwise is to ignore the facts.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that women now represent a record-setting 60 percent of new enrollees on America’s college campuses. Given the fact that higher education tends to engender brighter economic prospects, today’s abundance of freshwomen relative to freshmen is a recipe for a future in which jobs are more abundant for women than for men.

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AMANDA PLATELL: A cynical mob are betraying the doctors who DO care for their patients

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Cynical mob betraying the doctors who do care for patients
By Amanda Platell for The Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 03:15 EDT, 23 October 2021

This week, when I had my legs waxed (bear with me), my beautician spotted a suspicious-looking mole on my thigh.
She told me to get it checked by a doctor immediately as I have a history of skin cancer.
It took a while, but I finally got through to my GP’s surgery — to be told I could have a phone ‘appointment’ with him in four hours’ time.

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Alarm Over Queen Elizabeth’s Health Reveals a Harsh Royal Truth

Now that it has been revealed—24 hours after the event—that the Queen has spent a night in hospital and was not, as the palace press corps were informed, “resting” at Windsor Castle, there are complaints that, once again, the messaging is bad and making the situation worse.
For sure, trying to conceal the hospital visit just raises the question: what else is not being revealed? And, inevitably, it renews speculation about whether the Queen will have finally to give up her day job.

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How can Hollywood bad boy survive this grim tragedy? Writes ALISON BOSHOFF 

How can Hollywood bad boy survive this grim tragedy? Alec Baldwin is for once felled by a disaster which is not at all of his own making, writes ALISON BOSHOFF
By Alison Boshoff for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 17:32 EDT, 22 October 2021

For once, Alec Baldwin has been felled by a disaster which is not at all of his own making.

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Inside Japan’s Meltdown Over Princess’ ‘Cursed’ Wedding to Commoner

TOKYO—At long last, Japan’s Princess Mako and her “commoner” boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will marry on Oct. 26, after a three-year delay. But will they live happily ever after?
Yes, probably, if they follow through on their plans and get the hell out of Japan.
Opposition to the marriage by the general public, the press, and conservative politicians is strong. In an opinion poll taken by AERA magazine, 93 percent of respondents said they felt the marriage was nothing to celebrate.

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