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cat May 16, 2021

Siobhan is clearly going to be a victim, that’s why she’s so likeable. 

cat May 16, 2021

You have to be pretty narcissistic to think the press are trying to ‘turn you into Harvey Weinstein’. Most people didn’t even know who McLaughlin was before this. 

cat May 16, 2021

@em I respect that that’s your experience, but it’s just not what the science says. 

cat May 16, 2021

@gina.o unfortunately we’d need to make that illegal first... it’s probably something we should do. 

cat May 16, 2021

I feel glad that some poor child didn’t end up being used as social media content when they clearly had no interest in actually caring for a baby. 


If you have a bull terrier and you decide to have a baby, you commit to making that a safe situation for everyone. Or you find a way to rehome the dog. You don’t let the kid grab a sleeping dog, then put the dog down for reacting reasonably. 

cat May 14, 2021

@simple simon usually if a woman has issues after going off the pill, they’re underlying issues that the pill was masking, not issues caused by the pill. 

cat May 14, 2021

This is a fiction invented by 90s tv writers. Some people have a group of childhood friends, but the vast majority of people who don’t live in the small town where they grew up and have moved on from high school dont. Or you have a group of friends from a particular setting- work, mothers group etc- that will be close for a while but they fade over time. The idea that women have 4 friends who all know each other and talk intimately every Saturday at brunch is a fantasy. 

cat May 14, 2021

@rush oh I think Hong Kong,, the Ukraine, and many places in the Middle East and Africa would say that the borders are far from set in stone. It’s really only Western Europe and the Americas that have stable borders. I think it’s just a bit of a foreign concept since we are an island. 

cat May 14, 2021

I’m skeptical of any mental health professional who is happy to diagnose someone they’ve never met. 

cat May 13, 2021

@katp there are millions of people who have no kids, I can guarantee that everyone knows someone who is childless. Thats as normal as anything gets. 

cat May 13, 2021

Definitely time for Biden to flex the US muscles here. 

cat May 13, 2021

@rush no, Israel as a country didn't exist before 1948. Jerusalem and the area have been fought over for centuries though, from ancient Rome to the crusades & the Ottomon empire. In the 20th century the area was part of Palestine, which was under British control. 


The British didn't really want to deal with the large number of Jewish immigrants, so they basically threw up their hands and gave it to the UN. Thats when the UN split it into Israel/Palestine/the UN controlled area, so basically carving out a chunk of Palestine  and saying "okay, now this is a different country and you'll have to leave". 

cat May 13, 2021

Whoa. I’m not sure this is ‘being called on her bullshit’, like she made some comments that aged badly, this is really awful stuff. Who looks at a trans kid in an abusive relationship and decides to message them  to tell them to lull themselves?! That is so insane. 

cat May 13, 2021

At least they got some answers and closure, before what should have been her 18th birthday. . 

cat May 12, 2021

Someone should have stepped in to help Tom Cruise a long time ago. We probably need a law that allows a mental health intervention when someone is in a cult. 

cat May 12, 2021

@rush I don't know where people are getting these "reports", as far as I can tell its not from any reputable media outlet. Its been quite clearly stated that the victim wasn't in state care and the police haven't released any other information. It's concerning that everyone is jumping to vilify the families and spreading rumours. 

cat May 12, 2021

@katp In the sweep of human history, anything from 0-13 children is normal. Most people don’t ask why people don’t have 13 kids, or how many infants they lost to smallpox. 

cat May 12, 2021

@rush I don’t know if there’s much to ‘know’, it’s just a horrible tragic accident.

cat May 12, 2021

@guest2 No, he wasn’t in state care. 

cat May 12, 2021

@gu3st if you wash your hands after you go to the toilet, the whole issue is resolved.