How will you serve in celebration of Dr. King and National Day of Service?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with his father and son
in Atlanta, Georgia
March 22, 1963.
Photographed by Richard Avedon
Today needs this.
Watch a clip of LCD Soundsystem performing “Dance Yrself Clean” from “Shut Up and Play the Hits” above, and click-through to read Sasha Frere-Jones on the band and their final show and goodbye film: http://nyr.kr/LrsiJS
All well and good, right? Women should feel free not to have babies, or not to get married, as they see fit. That’s the mark of a progressive society! Except, if that’s the case, why do we have to keep talking, talking, talking about it? And why do these kinds of articles pop up again and again for women, who need (someone has decided) to remind themselves repeatedly of why their decision is OK, even good. Really, really, it is! We promise! Thus, on a platter for your unmarried, child-free self are another set of reasons why; print them out, stick them to your sad-sack single-lady fridge, keep them handy for when that neighbor across the Thanksgiving table asks your mom what’s wrong with you that you’re not married and having kids already. Because it would be too much to say, simply, that’s not what I’m doing. Or to refuse to acknowledge the question.”