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As it tends to go when you're perpetually single, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out why I'm stuck in this position, to understand some root cause for my lack of intimacy that can be easily justified, explained away, fixed. I've never had a boyfriend, never been in anything approaching a long-term relationship, never been in love. Some days, this terrifies me; others, it doesn't. I'm still young; you'll find someone eventually, they...
So a very real thing the New York Times is known for is the way in which many of its obituaries for notable women bury these women's accomplishments in favor of, say, expounding on their ability to make a good meatloaf or be a devoted wife and mother. It's diminishing and indicative of the patriarchal world we live in and, well, you know the rest, right? Right. But, uh, with the latest Times headline about Matthew...