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Andrew is now into GTA. Luke can't operate those new fandangled complicated controllers. Game of Thrones blah blah blah.

You're caught up!

I've been waiting for some sort of One and a Half Men segment to chime in on since it turns out I'm a woman. I think it's super lame that Diane Feinstein was called out for supposedly being too emotional. I'm with Luke that this issue is something worth being emotional about whether man or woman. The part that got me was when they made the point that if John McCain were to break down, he'd be revered as this deep feeling hero, but if a woman does it, well, maybe it's just that time of the month.

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I imagine studies have been done pointing out that, in general, women are more emotional than men. Or they reveal their emotions more often than men. I don't think anyone would be surprised by a statistic like that. But what's a bummer is when people take that generalization and use it to undermine someone's position. Emotions most often equal passion. My husband loves it when I get super angry because it means I'm passionate about something. If Feinstein got a little emotional about the topic, it means she's passionate about it. That should bolster her opinion—not take away from it.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm going to go watch Sesame Street and cry.

-Toni Hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

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