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The Dangers Of The ‘Post-Abortion Syndrome’ Myth

“Denial is one of the aspects of Post-Abortion Syndrome. When memories do begin to come back, there may be dreams of the baby or recollections of the abortion clinic. Often guilt and grief might begin to appear. Depression is one of the first signs, along with anxiety and irritability. The woman may experience emotional numbing (…) There may be withdrawal in a marriage (or boyfriend) relationship (…) Sometimes we see repeated pregnancies, as if the individual is trying to replace the aborted baby. There may be difficulty concentrating, inefficiency in work, and a blunting of memory.” Read more

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When Robots Are An Instrument Of Male Desire

“Are these fucking people serious?! ‘Her’ entire purpose is to do what people tell her to! Hey, bitch, add this to my calendar, find me such-and-such about this-or-that, flip me a coin, tell me a joke or the weather, address me by this name, so on and so forth. The day Cortana becomes an ‘independent woman’ is the day that software becomes fucking useless.” (Bolding in original). Read more

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W. Kamau Bell Wonders If We’re Mature Enough For Social Media

(Credit: Adam Davis) In honor of the premiere of United Shades of America, we’re re-posting this interview with W. Kamau Bell from The Establishment’s own debut in October. You can catch Kamau “as he explores the far corners of our country and its various groups and subcultures” on CNN tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Known for his Read more

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Are We Witnessing The Death Of San Francisco’s Revolutionary Spirit?

SONY DSC By Emma Bushnell SONY DSC Once on a flight home to San Francisco for a visit from college in Boston, I sat next to an anarchist couple in their sixties. They were dressed all in black with matching fedoras over long, grey hair, and came armed with giant sketchpads. They were warm, happy people, Read more