Two-part #lilialesmorning  Part One, a little serious...

This is our last summer week before school begins. I'd like a couple more weeks, but I'd like them at the beginning of the month so the garden is still hot! Not that hot, though. My only fall crop this year will be the green beans, so once the peppers and tomatoes have stopped ripening, and I pull the leeks, it'll be time to prepare the ground for next year. How melancholy. :-) I might put some garlic in, and I'm going to try some indoor plant experiences.

Today The Atlantic explains why someone might believe "legitimate rape" prevents pregnancy. They don't explain why someone would want to, but that's not difficult. Did you know when I was a girl, people were still trying to decide if women truly have orgasms, and did you further know that many experts still believed PMS is a myth because they "studied" cultures where it didn't seem to exist? And of course women's brains were smaller so they were generally less intelligent. I remember all of this.

There has always been a certain category of men who like to believe women are sort of...incomplete or less fully developed than men. Ira Levin satirized that well in The Stepford Wives. If men still believe women are, well, whatever they make them out to be, it's no wonder they're still trying to maintain control, sort the Madonnas and the whores into their proper groups, and ignore or fear anyone who doesn't seem to fit into one or the other.

I hope you won't try to argue about your political parties because I've brought this up. That's the boring part of the "argument." It's bigger than that, don't you see?
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