Haven’t had any time to blog of late, a bit weighed down by personal / family stuff which I will probably explain in due course.
But just to keep you going, a few things that have flitted by my radar over the past week or so.
The brilliant Will Storr has written a quite superb essay for Mosaic on male suicide, which is one of the few pieces I’ve read which really gets under the bonnet of gender effects, what they are and how they work. Essential reading.
The issue of depression and new fathers has come up again. Not too impressed with some of the media coverage of the new study from Anna Machin, but there’s a straightforward account here . Important to note that it is little more than a tiny pilot study, but it rings true.
But mostly this week I am switching rapidly from fury to despair and back again at the developing news of Heather and Chase Hironimus. Heather was arrested last Wednesday after about three months in hiding and has been in jail ever since. Chase is back with the father who is so desperate to circumcise him. A judge is currently considering a request for an injunction to prevent the operation from being conducted before legal channels have been exhausted. The whole business is horrific and grotesque, and I’m furious at the lack of interest from the media, especially the liberal-left American blogosphere, which appears entirely indifferent. I’m grateful to PZ for picking up on my howls of despair and responding appropriately.
Anything I’ve missed?