On this weekend in 1652, a law was passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies. Turns out that particular law didn’t cause much of a stir.
Unfortunately, some of today’s legislation intended to protect marginalized groups isn’t faring much better. See Stephen Elliott’s, “Eden Alexander, Crowd Funding, and Discrimination Against Sex Workers”, for a timely exposure of the prejudice one sex worker is facing right now.
Then, in the Sunday Essay, Zoe Zolbrod gives us a searching account of motherhood, temperament, and coping with your children’s coping methods:
The very difficult thing for me about my emotional and talkative children is that they foreclose my own tearless coping strategies, which I’ve been honing since before I knew how to ride a bike. They’re always knocking on my mind’s door, or just barging in.
That’s something worth hollering about.