Fascinating and moving story by Radiolab about the choices presented to a couple whose baby was born premature.
Juniper was born one day short of the rather arbitrary 24-week line at which fetuses are considered viable outside the womb. I was born six days short of the 28-week line, which is where it was drawn a few years after when Roe v. Wade made it a matter of law. Some Googling informs me that the doctor to whom my parents always attributed the saving of my life, Dr. Mary Louise Soentgen, died in 1999.
So I’ll send out a posthumous thank you to Dr. Soentgen, and anyone else working at Jefferson in 1969 and 1970. I’m still here, too.
Was just reminded of a dream last night in which I played 3-6 limit poker using bologna sandwiches as chips.
I’m generally in favor of the results that come from crowdsourcing, but Internet mob mentality is one place it falls down hard. This Rebecca Watson quote is about a discussion on Reddit, but it’s generally applicable to most unmoderated online spaces:
To recap, men’s stories are valued and their struggles are supported. Women’s stories are worthless and are derided. Men overcome. Women are fucked.