Since I wrote the post a little while back about the anti-feminist response seen after the report came out showing women are less happy now than they were in the 1970s, I came across some pretty wicked responses I thought I’d post links to:
- In Guernica Magazine, Barbara Ehrenreich asks “Are Women Getting Sadder? Or Are We All Just Getting a Lot More Gullible?” Ehrenreich also has a new book out called Brightsided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America, which I am really looking forward to reading after having looked a bit at the issue of the “think-yourself-happy-happy-gurus” on this blog.
- Suzanne Braun Levine has a great analysis on the Women’s Media Centre site called “Why Aren’t You Smiling, Honey?”
- Judith Warner also weighed in on her New York Times blog with “When We’re Equal, We’ll be Happy.”
- Ezra Klein (who I have a little crush on) takes on the stats behind the study in his Washington Post blog.
Okay and this is not strictly related but I had to put a link to this story about a cat named Krillen, who survived 19 hours in his owners’ freezer:
Her partner Sid Sisson had shut the top-loading freezer the night before, not realising Krillen was inside.
On discovering the 1-year-old Sarah feared the worst, as the freezer is kept on its coldest setting, about -18C.
Fortunately, Sid, 28, knew it was essential to raise the body temperature of hypothermia sufferers slowly. So he put the cat under his shirt and got into bed with him.
The dairy farmer kept Krillen under blankets and against his bare chest for three hours until he thawed out.
Ok it’s pretty much not at all related. New question for guys to be asked on dating websites: “How long are you willing to hold my frozen cat to your chest for if it may save his life?”