Part-time fathers

You know, like Barack Obama. Gordon Brown. Brad Pitt. David Beckham. What’s that you say? These are famous “family men”, exemplary fathers rather than scoundrelly part-time Dads? Then why is a woman who works full-time and travels quite a bit therefore branded a part-time mother?

Another horrible Afghan law

Looks like we need some more international outrage.

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

You might like to suggest some outrage to Barack Obama.

(Thanks, CR!)

The Sunday Cat sets a test

This is a psychological test about your fitness as a cat companion. 

To take the test, you need to look at the video below for as long as you are comfortable doing so.  Then record your viewing time  in the box below the test.  Finally, the Sunday Cat offers an interpretation of your results.






Interpretive key:

  • Under 30 seconds:  Do not be discouraged.  You may have a problem feeling empathy  for members of other species; do think of volunteering at an animal shelter.
  • Around 1 minute:  You are on your way.  You might visit friends with feline companions.  Do be careful not to antagonize  them with overly aggressive  attempts to ‘play’.
  • Around 2 minutes:  You are just about there.  Think  of volunteering to do cat sitting for friends.  Be sure to start with a limited time frame.
  • Around 3 minutes:  You’ve made it!  But before you invite a cat to share your home, do be careful to read about their needs.  Have a good vet ready.  Consider health care insurance for your new family member.
  • Around 4 minutes:  You have a strong devotion to cats, which is very good.  Do be careful, though, to make sure your kitties have time to themselves and have ample outlets  for their own creativity.
  • 5 minutes or above:  You may have a problem developing your own interests.  You do need to realize a cat’s mission is not to provide meaning for your life.  Think about finding opportunities to meet new human beings.