Your typical Gawker employee wouldn't have much in the way of tax breaks available. They're not self-employed. Most of them don't seem to be parents. The ones in New York likely aren't homeowners. Maybe they deduct their student loans, but I can't think of much else in the tax code that's set up to be unusually… » 7/22/14 1:36pm Yesterday 1:36pm

Seriously? Reverse the genders and think about what you'd like in a date. Presumably you don't want to go out with a creepy stalker, either. But would you be interested in going on a second date with a woman who showed up and who was respectful, but who you didn't enjoy spending time with or found unattractive? If… » 7/21/14 3:41pm Monday 3:41pm

Yeah, it's hard for me to picture society reacting as described in this dystopia. If they let women raise the babies, sure, it would be a genuine desire for some and a status symbol for others. But just being pregnant? It's no walk in the park now. In a world where almost no one is having children, there'd be few… » 7/21/14 2:30pm Monday 2:30pm

They've been trying to assimilate Ukrainians for centuries. It hasn't worked so well, especially with any government that's allowed the least bit of freedom or self-determination (granted, that might be what Russia is trying to move away from). Why do you think it will work now? » 7/21/14 12:46am Monday 12:46am

Housing is a big deal. Based on limited personal experience, it also seems to affect how adoptable people find adult cats. People see a quiet cat sniffling at the back of a cage and just can't picture it as a family member, even if the same animal would be very different in better housing. » 7/18/14 7:22pm Friday 7:22pm

I find it odd that the former reason is more socially acceptable. While attempting to tie the choice to ethics, it's also vaguely condemning people who do choose to have children. I would hope that reasonable people can process a simple preference more easily, though I realize many people aren't reasonable. » 7/18/14 1:17am Friday 1:17am