The results of Feminism

March 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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But still, I believe that feminism has contributed more than its fair share to this tendency of women to try to hang on to their youth.

If an older woman is competing against a younger woman for a man’s attention, then perhaps she will do whatever she can to make herself look younger.

If this is true, then the situation Gloria is railing against is the fallout from feminist policies.

Believing that women should be liberated from their marriages, feminism also worked long and hard to destigmatize divorce.

Over the past four decades this, unsurprisingly, has produced a spike in the divorce rate.
In turn, this has created a new cohort, the fortysomething divorcees who are back on the mating market, looking for second husbands.
It makes you wish for a return to the old days when people married young and built a life together. But, of course, feminism hated those days…
feminism has helped to create a class of thirtysomething husband-seekers whose prospective mates are eyeing younger women.

Harp seal sightings confound biologists

March 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Harp seals from Canada are showing up in US waters in greater numbers and farther south than usual, and biologists want to know why.
This year, we’ve had four sightings of adult harp seals in North Carolina, which we’ve never had before. We typically don’t see them that far south

Seals are common in New England waters, where the most abundant type is the harbor seal, with a population estimated at about 100,000 the last time they were surveyed a decade ago. Gray seals are the second most common seal.

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans says 9 million of them can be found off Canada and Greenland.

A decade ago, harp seal sightings off Maine were rare, said Lynda Doughty, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the state Department of Marine Resources. The numbers have picked up the past few years, and this year there have been 40 documented sightings — more than double the number spotted last year.

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