The "Stamped" Edition
What an outpouring of support I’ve had this week from readers, subscribers, and of course friends and family. I’m sorry for the reason but so grateful for the outreach.
We are all doing pretty good! But of course we are all taking a bit of time to process and get back to the routine of living life, which has been interrupted not so much by grief, but by the other tasks at hand which are an outgrowth of the death itself.
The logistics of death and its aftermath are run by what I think of as The Babka Industrial Complex. And maybe the invisible hand of Big Rugelach, as well. If anyone is thinking of becoming a notary, you have a recession-proof side-hustle ahead of you.
But there has, indeed, been so much news— really good news and really important news—I look forward to getting back into it. And so I bring you, under a cloud of grief but a movement towards hope and joy again a smattering of the news of the week in review. As always, it is by, for, and about a women’s view of Politics, Business, Health, Pop Culture, The Arts, Sports, and more. Just for you, from me, curated with care and a very distinct point of view.
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But really, really— Thank you, for a raft—a boatload!— of amazing, personal, deep, funny, shared, warm condolences.
And lest you think it’s an even more keenly painful day— Mother's Day—have no fear. Have a guilt free one with your own mother, if she is still with you! Another gift my Mother gave to me was shunning the day — okay not shunning, just maybe having a strong opinion on the superficiality of it. But like not making light of it and then being resentful. Once it got past the home made glitter-dusted cards, it just wasn’t as meaningful for her. Like, really, she was more an appreciator of other 364 days with her children. And as for the Hallmark Industrial Complex that roped the husbands into ever more elaborate and expensive schemes for the day, my father once tried something like that when we were kids and she turned to him and said, “But I’m not your mother!”
A second cheers to Gloria! Happy Mother’s Day!!
THE PIC(K) OF THE WEEK:
The Wildest Facts About The Real Queen Charlotte From ‘Bridgerton’ via Vogue
More Wives Outearn Their Husbands. They Also Stay Together Longer via The Wall Street Journal
Study Shows The Staggering Cost Of Menoupause For Women In The Workplace via The New York Times
Goldman Sachs To Pay $215 Million To End Case On Underpaying Women via Bloomberg
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
FDA Advisers Vote Unanimously In Favor Of OTC Birth Control Pills via Ars Technica
When To Get First Mammogram? Doctor Explains Latest Advice via The Harvard Gazette
THE ARTS, SPORTS & POP CULTURE:
An Interview With The Author Whose Novel Is Rocketing Up The Amazon Charts Thanks To A Tweet From Someone Called ‘Bigolas Dickolas’ via Slate
Adèle Haenel Quits Acting, Writes Scathing Letter on French Film Industry Protecting Rapists via Jezebel
Annie Earnaux Has Broken Every Taboo Of What Women Are Allowed To Write via The New York Times
’Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’: A Coming-Of-Age Moving That Doesn’t Sexualize Pre-Teen Girls via The Daily Beast
Attorneys General Bonta and James Launch Investigation Into NFL’s Workplace Practices and Culture via The State of California Department Of Justice
Heather Armstrong, ‘Queen Of The Mommy Bloggers,’ Is Dead At 47 via The New York Times
…AND WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT?:
What I Think Will Happen If I Go To A Bar and Order A Whiskey Neat via The New Yorker