British woman writes that she wishes she’d aborted her 47-year-old son with Down Syndrome

By Jonathon Van Maren Confessional columns have become trendy over the past several years, with an atomized society fueled by social media becoming increasingly comfortable with sharing intimate and even shameful facts about their lives. Some publications (like Vice) almost specialize in these sordid, first-person revelations, detailing everything from sexual experiences to the committing of…

Canadian man switches his gender on government ID to get cheaper car insurance

By Jonathon Van Maren It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Once people realized that the Canadian government had officially abolished—or at least, rendered legally irrelevant—the biological categories of male and female, someone was bound to realize that switching genders in certain circumstances could come with some potential benefits. Consider this story from…