succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, August 29, 2005

Hoorah! As usual, Carrie has a rather brilliant post up over at Secede from the Union. Really, go read the whole thing, but just in case you need a teaser to motivate the click:
Maybe if people were more choosy about their “fuck[s] every once in a while,” they wouldn’t be so emotionally empty afterwards that they cling to the first motionless object they find. Relationships of uncertain duration can be truly delightful, sans commitment, sans ring, sans clothes, but they require players who don’t have to “need” in order to want.


Anonymous Sid said...

She is a fairly brilliant writer. Even though I don't know her too well, I end up checking her blog daily.

Really, I'm envious of her ability to be so engaging, witty, and sarcastic in off the cuff writing.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Flash!topian said...

Aw shucks, guys. I'm just lucky to have such smart, thoughtful readers. I'd stop writing if I were plagued by the kind of vapid, angry commentary that shows up on some of the more popular blogs.

I raise a glass... (of water, until I start drinking again)

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Sid said...

Thought you'd get a kick out of this:

"Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I regret to tell you that I am leaving the FDA, and will no longer be serving as the Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health and Director of the FDA Office of Women's Health. The recent decision announced by the Commissioner about emergency contraception, which continues to limit women's access to a product that would reduce unintended pregnancies and reduce abortions is contrary to my core commitment to improving and advancing women's health. I have spent the last 15 years working to ensure that science informs good health policy decisions. I can no longer serve as staff when scientific and clinical evidence, fully evaluated and recommended for approval by the professional staff here, has been overruled. I therefore have submitted my resignation effective today.

I will greatly miss working with such an outstanding group of scientists, clinicians and support staff. FDA's staff is of the highest caliber and it has been a privilege to work with you all. I hope to have future opportunities to work with you in a different capacity." - Susan F. Wood."

2:20 PM  

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