In case you hadn't noticed, it is no longer the 1950s.

(TVs don't really look like that anymore.)


Lots of women work now.

(And they lean. Mostly in. Or whatever direction they want, really. Totally up to them.)

Even pregnant women! They work too.

(Oh yes, they do).

Like Peggy Young, a former UPS driver, who was put on unpaid leave from her job after the company learned she was pregnant.


(Not cool, UPS. Not even remotely cool.)

For all nine months of her pregnancy, she had to go without her salary and health insurance, which put a huge strain on her family.

So she sued.

And her case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

And in an amazing turn of events, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination against pregnant workers was ... just that.

Discrimination.

(EXCITING OPINION SCREENSHOT!)

And she was free to sue UPS.

Needless to say, there were lots of happy people.





And while not everyone is jumping up and down just yet...



...one thing is absolutely clear above all.


Congratulations, Peggy. And, you know, the world.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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