This week’s round-up is a fortnightly round-up with links from the past two weeks. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.
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From the article: “‘I think a policy solution lies in increasing awareness among citizens,’ said Dr. Hanno Tan, a cardiologist at Amsterdam University Medical Centre. ‘If a woman drops down, it’s not necessarily that she has fainted. It could also be sudden cardiac arrest. I think this is a very important message.'”
From the article: “You see a single woman of 40, who has never had children – ‘Bless, that’s a shame, isn’t it? Maybe one day you’ll meet the right guy and that’ll change.’ No, maybe she’ll meet the wrong guy and that’ll change. Maybe she’ll meet a guy who makes her less happy and healthy, and die sooner.”
From the article:”I am now the age my first boyfriend was when I was 18. I am trying to imagine my now-30-year-old body being swiped into a freshman dorm with a white keycard, ushered past chipped wood doors with cheery foam nameplates, swinging one open to face a double room — a room with standard-issue particle board furniture, a cloth tapestry on one wall, a bong on the windowsill. I think about greeting a roommate who murmurs a wary hello and slinks out the door to the common area. I imagine taking off my shoes on mottled carpeting and sliding into one of two twin XL beds next to a teenager, rubbing his back and asking him quietly to stop reading for class so he can go down on me. The thought is poisonous.”
The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to Alexander Lyubavin on Flickr. It shows a potted plant illuminated by light, perhaps from a window. The light would seem to suggest it’s early morning or perhaps early evening. The plant’s shadow is case clearly on the wall behind it.