The roundup

This week I’ve been reading articles and think pieces on Harvey Weinstein, sexual assault and domestic violence, and about the midlife crisis that I have to look forward to. (Truth be told, I think I’m there already). I also read The Child Finder, which was a stunning read and one of the few novels that I’ve given five stars to on Goodreads.

The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires: “Faced with the prospect of a state in flames, California continues to depend on its inmate firefighters as a tenuous and all-but-invisible line of defense.”

Is there an upside to having no social life?: The short answer is yes.

#WomenBoycottTwitter took effect for 24-hours today. Read Why I’m Not Joining the Women Boycotting Twitter Today and Why I’m Not Boycotting Twitter Today to hear why some women chose not to participate.

The New Midlife Crisis: “The cumulative effect is the feeling that they will never catch up, on any level, ever.”

I Want To Be Worth $1 Million One Day—& My BF Makes $35,000: I enjoy reading the Money Diaries on Refinery29, mostly because the comments can be pretty brutal when it comes to critiquing someone else’s spending but this post is part of their Not A Trophy Wife series, which I like too.

The Bellwether County That Explains Eminem and Kid Rock: Eminem and Kid Rock hail from “…Michigan’s Macomb County, among the most politically charged places in America.”

Earlier this week, the news about Harvey Weinstein broke. The NYT dropped the story and The New Yorker released their own entitled “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.” It was later revealed that NBC passed on Ronan Farrow’s reporting.

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: ““I love you past the sun and the moon and the stars,” she’d always say to me when I was little. But I just want her to love me here. Now. On Earth.”

My Body Doesn’t Belong to You: “Around then I realized that, in this world, there would be many instances when my body would not feel like my body.”

A Life on the Line: “But Cecilia called for help. Help came. Three years later, the question that remains is why it wasn’t enough to save her.”