Amy Davidson on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s retirement dissent:
"Do Democrats want to make sure that a President of their party is in office when Ginsburg leaves the Court? Then win the next election; battle it out, rather than fretting and sighing about how an older woman doesn’t know when it’s time to go.”
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An August 2011 survey by the Center for Talent Innovation found that 61 percent of women ages 33 to 47 without kids believe that their parent colleagues receive more flexibility at work. While businesses are increasingly sensitive to helping parents manage their time, they still assume, says DePaulo, that “single people don’t have lives. No life means no need for balance—when, of course, everyone has important obligations, whether it’s a class, exercise, caring for an elderly family member, or taking a vacation.” Corporate lawyer Mary Mathis says she worries that her life 10 years from now will look exactly like it does now: “My coworker with kids leaves early twice a week, but I work from 9 to 7 in the office every day, another hour at home, and throughout the weekend,” says the 30-year-old from Plainfield, New Jersey. “No one has ever directly said this to me, but when late nights or extra projects come up, it’s clear the thinking is, She’s single, she has time to do this.
An earlier version of this post said that there is only one person of color on The Times’s staff of critics. There are two.
Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution.
Stakeholders are backpedaling on previous estimates and are now saying that the backlash against ‘literally’ will occur before the end of 2014. We’ll need all hands on deck once everything becomes ‘figuratively the best’ and people ‘figuratively can’t even.’