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A very depressing catalogue of 100 marriages, published in 1907

Done by socio economic class, it gives great insight into why we now have a 50% divorce rate. I'm quite frankly surprised it isn't a bit higher.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/03/history_of_marriage_a_list_of_100_19th_century_marriages.html

Two other things I took away were an appreciation for antibiotics that cure syphilis and a wish we could bring back "scrofulous" as a great descriptive for feckless, nihilistic youth with criminal tendencies.

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"Consent" for dunderheads, a brilliant metaphor

If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.

You say, “Hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go, “OMG, f*ck yes, I would f*cking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!” Then you know they want a cup of tea.

If they are unconscious, don’t make them tea. Unconscious people can’t answer the question, “Do you want tea?” because they are unconscious.
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Okay, maybe they were conscious when you asked them if they wanted tea, and they said yes, but in the time it took you to boil that kettle, brew the tea and add the milk they are now unconscious. You should just put the tea down, make sure the unconscious person is safe, and — this is the important bit — don’t make them drink the tea.

Much, much more at http://www.theloop.ca/this-woman-just-explained-consent-with-the-most-perfect-metaphor/
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