It looks like George Zimmerman may get off Scot-free yet again after his girlfriend reversed course on her decision to press charges against him for allegedly trashing her house and waving a gun in her face.
JESUS TAP-DANCING CHRIST. HOW DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING?
A circle of radius R is the set of points in the plane that are of distance R from a given center point. A circle jerk is a set of men masturbating (themselves or each other) while facing each other, all roughly the same distance from a center point.
For growing numbers of women on Wall Street, stay-at-home husbands are enabling them to compete at work with new intensity.
This is kind of a weird story? Maybe I’m not smart enough to understand the point of a report on the social ramifications of personal decisions made by people inhabiting the top 1% of the economy, but here we are. Anyway, this passage really got me—
When people ask what he does, Mr. Langley could say artist — he gives the buildings and landscapes he paints expressive personalities of their own — but he has just begun trying to sell his work. Other fathers in similar situations say they often tell white lies: They are retired, they are consultants, they work at home.
Mr. Langley generally goes with “stay-at-home dad.”
“That’s what I call myself,” he said over lunch at a restaurant in Rye, the other tables filled with groups of women. “I wouldn’t say I like it.”
What response does he get?
“There’s usually a long pause,” he said.
There’s usually a long pause.
So! I need feminism because being defining myself as a stay-at-home father is violating a social more. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been unemployed consistently enough that HAVING A PARTNER THAT MAKES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS SOUNDS PRETTY FUCKING GREAT, but these people seem quite miserable.
A few women said that they resented the fact that their husbands did not cook or clean up, but that they had trouble telling them so, for fear that they would sound as if they were treating them like employees.
Lady, hopefully you either have a shitty husband or you have communication issues, but it’s probably both.
Few of the men are willing to take on corporate spouse duties, like attending or hosting Wall Street dinners with the alpha men who work at the banks.
I WOULD FUCKING LOVE THIS. 'So, Alex, what do you do with your time?' “I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I DON'T DO—FUCK OVER PEOPLE IN THE COURSE OF DOING WELL AT MY JOB. NOW IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, I'M GOING TO FUCK MY WIFE IN THAT FANCY BATHROOM—WAIT, NO, THAT'S MOMA.
When Ed Fassler, married to Marcie Fassler, a vice president of operations at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh, was helping out with a school wrapping paper sale, the mothers gathered to go over the order — and excluded him. “My husband wouldn’t be happy if you’re in my house with us,” the organizer told him.
THEY BITCHES, ED. EDDIE, SAY, ‘LADY I WOULDN’T FUCK YOUR HOUSE WITH BEA ARTHUR’S DICK.
Still, women make up just 16 percent of bank executives, according to the consulting firm Catalyst, and only a tiny number run the huge revenue-generating businesses like investment banking and trading, barely a change from a generation before.
Okay, yes, this is definitely a problem. This might turn into a good article.
Flex time allowing employees to work from home one or more days a week carried stigma, the women felt. Some said they were reluctant to chase promotions that could require moves upending their families. Many female bankers still quit after having children.
Aw, goddammit. Look, this isn’t a thing. This certainly isn’t a woman’s thing. These are personal choices made by men and women, made all the time, because there has to be a personal choice made when your job wants you to move to Sacramento while you live in Tampa Bay.
At Wells Fargo’s modernist tower on Park Avenue, Ms. Schumaker-Krieg, the global head of research, economics and strategy for the bank, is making new recommendations on how to retain and advance female employees. She has spent decades persuading women on her team not to quit, even when they are put on bed rest during pregnancy or give birth to a child with special needs. And she would like others in the industry to follow suit.
Dear God. This is an article about the asshattery of big banks disguised as a discussion about gender roles in the work force. This woman has spent 20+ years persuading women to keep their job in a corrupt industry despite either their serious medical issues, or the special needs of their children. Please, please keep this job at JPMorgan so it looks like we’re hiring enough women. Just ignore your exhaustion, your pregnancy, your child born with Down syndrome, and be sure to have a stay-at-home husband, too.
Look, this is an old story with pronouns switched around. It can’t be enough that a woman has a good job, because someone else will always ask, ‘But who wears the pants?’ or ‘Who does the cookin’ and the cleanin’?’ It’s important to remember that these questions are no one’s fucking business, and the people who ask them are assholes.
Also, NYT, maybe mix in a story about how a family living below the poverty line handles household duties if you’re so fucking obsessed with 1950’s domesticity.