A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
A thoughtful column from Bethel McGrew: “The tragedy of Dylan Mulvaney.”
From the Sydney Morning Herald, an important column especially for parents: “Children find porn on Twitter more than anywhere else. Here’s how it lets them.”
Yet another reminder that giving your kids a smartphone is, to put it kindly, nuts: “Kids Who Get Smartphones Earlier Become Adults With Worse Mental Health.”
From The European Conservative: “Ten Years of Gay Marriage: How the French Right Gave Up the Fight.” An excerpt:
Ten years ago, France definitively adopted same-sex marriage, renaming ‘marriage for all’ for inclusive political marketing purposes. The adoption by the deputies came after months of fierce battles, since the reform was at the time rejected by a significant part of public opinion, organised in the La Manif Pour Tous movement. Today, many right-wing personalities have turned the page and accepted this major anthropological break.
The law was definitively adopted on 23 April 2013, under the presidency of the socialist François Hollande, after long months of media and political battle. Several large-scale demonstrations took place before the adoption of the law, proving its divisive nature and the reluctance of a significant part of French opinion. On 24 March 2013, at the height of the movement, more than a million people marched just off the Champs-Elysées, held back at the gates of Paris by the police.
Read the whole thing here.
Bad news: “Portugal’s parliament overturns Presidential veto of euthanasia bill.”
Ron DeSantis responds to Donald Trump calling a six-week abortion ban “too harsh”:
.@RonDeSantisFL addresses Trump's claim that the pro-life movement thinks FL's six week abortion ban is too harsh: “Protecting an unborn child when there’s a detectable heartbeat is something that probably 99% of pro-lifers support… [Trump] won’t answer whether he would sign it… pic.twitter.com/g9yx2GuGq3
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 16, 2023
Those who support Trump are picking the more pro-abortion candidate.
The skull this abortionist is talking about is not the mother's skull, because the baby inside her body is not her body. https://t.co/ECP1bW7h2K
— Jonathon Van Maren (@JVanMaren) May 17, 2023