David Brooks‘ column “Why Is It OK to Be Mean to the Ugly?” doesn’t seem to have a point beyond that we outlaw discrimination on the basis of race and sex but not beauty. He does not, thankfully, advocate for outlawing discrimination against ugly people.
Conversely, Dave Schuler argues that the growing stigmatization of “fat shaming” is actually damaging in that the obese are prone to all manner of additional health risks, including susceptibility to COVID, and social pressure is a powerful tool.
Sally Jenkins is displeased with the NFL’s whitewashing of the Dan Snyder/Washington RedFootball Team’s sexual assault investigation.
BBC has an interesting report about a real-life “flying car” that’s really just a crappy private airplane that’s for some reason made from a car. It’s not exactly the Jetsons.
WaPo gave some of its precious oped space to a woman who wants “kink” to be welcomed at Pride parades so that her children can be exposed to the full spectrum of LGBTQ experience. The readership is not sold.
An Alabama wide receiver of whom I have never heard despite being a huge fan of the team is the first Tide player to take advantage of the new “name, image, and likeness” rules.