In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Am I Being Sexist?
Zazzy is currently in her 16th week of pregnancy. The miracles of modern science tell us that that is currently carrying a perfectly healthy baby boy. This is generally very good news.
However… this is very, very likely going to be our last child. And there is a part (not a huge part, but a real part nonetheless) of me disappointed that is very, very unlikely that I will have a daughter.
This feels wrong. While I do recognize that there are some general physiological differences between the sexes, I also believe that gender/gender expression/gender identity is largely a social construct and, as such, there is no real reason for me to expect the relationship I would have with a daughter would be necessarily different than that which I might have with a son. That is to say, it feels wrong to miss something that isn’t necessarily even real.
Yet, miss it I do.
If you’ll oblige me… please… discuss…
(For the record, I recognize that there may well be some privilege or otherwise ‘humble bragging’ leaking through in this post. Zazzy and I are incredibly fortunate to have been able to get pregnant through natural means with essentially no difficulty and to have had zero complications for either baby through 13+ months of total gestation. So while responses of the form, “Dude, some people can’t even get pregnant. Do you know how many people would kill to be pregnant with a healthy boy right now?” aren’t entirely unjustified, I don’t think they are particularly constructive to the conversation I’m hoping to have here regarding the impact of sex/gender/gender expression/gender identity/gender norms/etc. on the relationships parents form with their children. Apologies in advance for any offense or irritation this particular line of investigation may cause.)