The only possible solution to the gender divide on housework is for everyone to do a lot less of it.
For anyone familiar with the “minor insanities” of domestic chores.
When you are trying to learn how to do things, a lot of people don’t know this but WikiHow is the best possible resource. For instance, you might want to learn “How to Be Mysterious”:
While sometimes acting mysteriously can come across as stand-offish, strange, or even menacing, provided it’s done with grace and care, it can be a fabulous way to keep friends, lovers, and the people you meet fascinated by the person you might just be inside…
I might just be an interesting person! You’ll never know!
Don’t let anyone peg you.
Motherfuckers tryin to peg you!
Rather than looking furtive and worried, combine [eye contact] with appearing nonchalant, distant, and unconcerned by the situation you’re in. Reward the other person with dedicated eye contact when the subject changes.
Ohh yeah, you just earned yourself some eye contact. Now you’ll learn how to be.
If someone asks you a question, feel free to answer it literally. “What are you doing?” can be followed with, “Talking to you” or “sitting on a chair.” You don’t have to play into certain social norms if you don’t want to.
Don’t buy into the system!!
Avoid drinking too much or taking drugs that disinhibit you to the point of lacking self-control.
Obviously just terrible advice.
When you are with just one or two people for a short time, give them a smile, if you can and if it fits the conversation. Your smile will surprise and fascinate them and you will seem even more interesting.
Disarm them with a smile! Looking for life advice, many neglect the titles of Smashing Pumpkins songs. Noise? “Quiet.” Day? “Today.” Hungry? “Mayonnaise.” And so on.
Don’t obviously revel in being mysterious, and don’t try too hard. People should view this as part of your basic character - who you are at your core - rather than a role you’re trying to play. If you come across as the latter, you won’t be viewed as mysterious, just immature.
You need to at least appear mysterious, so no one will know you aren’t! But don’t get pegged as immature and trying too hard to be mysterious, that won’t work.
P.S. I found this excellent article while I was researching “How to Dress Like a ’90s Teenager.”
A Simple Proposal to end Child Poverty
America has 442 billionaires with an average net worth of $4.2 billion each according to Forbes. That means collectively these 442 Americans have nearly $1.9 trillion in wealth.
During the current “recovery,” these 442 billions saw their wealth rise on average by over 12 percent per year. What would happened if those billionaires received only 6 percent a year and the other 6 percent were taxed away in order to pull all of our children out of poverty?
That would provide sufficient revenue so that each child now living in poverty would receive an extra $7,000 per year which would pull nearly all of their families above the poverty line. The 442 billionaires would not suffer. … As a result of this painless tax, America would eradicate childhood poverty overnight."
It is no longer a surprise that more people are dying in the US from gunshots, especially with handguns. It is not surprising that more households with guns has meant more children being injured and killed:
A new study shows that the number of children wounded or killed by gunshots has been climbing in recent years, and that states with high gun-ownership rates also tend to have lots of childhood firearm injuries.
The shock is that there are stupid fucking monsters who still defend gun ownership at the expense of children dying. We need to ban these barbaric fucking things (guns and NRA members) so that we can try and take part in modern civilization.
(Discovery News, "More guns in U.S. homes, more kids getting shot")