Twenty-something: A time in one’s life when it’s passingly acceptable that most of one’s dishware be of the plastic souvenir sort.

“Look ma! They stack AND I get cheaper refills.”

Thirty-something: A time when one has decommissioned all of one’s souvenir cups only to replace them with twice the amount of mismatched children’s sippy cups and plastic-ware.

“Where’s the lid to this?”

Fourty-something: A time to help a new budding teenager begin their own addiction to plastic souvenir cups.

“This dinosaur cup has such an awesome swirly straw and it glows in the dark!”

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🎧 Caitlin Flanagan | The Atlantic Interview

Listened to Caitlin Flanagan by Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic Interview
Caitlin Flanagan wrote a devastating story about the death of a fraternity pledge at Penn State University for the Atlantic last year, and she has updates on the case for editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg. They discuss why fraternities are still attractive to straight, white, well-off young men on college campuses. Flanagan has also started fighting feminists, with her provocative essays on how some women are turning the #MeToo movement into a racket. She sees some women using the moment to take revenge against individual men while doing nothing to topple the patriarchy. She talks about why millennial women are confused and angry about their sexual encounters. She also says that our fear of toxic masculinity is crowding out an honest look at toxic femininity.

An awesome little interview. I’m going to have to listen to this a second time to unpack pieces. Definitely some ideas here worth working through in more depth.

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