@lemur_niemer Well, Warby Parker emailed me today that it now accepts FSAs for buying glasses, so maybe think if you'd like/need those (~$100)? I was bummed that they didn't when I got mine last year.
@aetataureate Good question! I guess I just assumed that what she meant was more that it was a relief that their parents were on the same page with them about the grandparents, so it didn't become an issue the way it might if the parents wanted to invite the grandparents and the couple did not? Of course I don't think anybody should have bigoted people/people that are negative, etc. etc. at their own weddings, but also think it is nice generally to let your parents invite people you wouldn't prioritize (great-aunts, parents friends, etc.) if you have the room and especially if they are helping to foot the bill.
@aetataureate Obviously I don't know, but I could easily imagine that while the parents are totally supportive and accepting of their gay daughters, it is possible the grandparents are so much not so that it would be unpleasant (or dramatic or miserable or whatever) at the wedding. If this is not the reason I would be curious to hear what it is!
@angry little raincloud another vote for Cruella here! i have warm-tan skin and it's the perfect red for me, not to orange-y or pinky against my darker (for a white girl) skin.
@Eric18 Yes, but we also need to be honest about what it's like to be in these fields. It's not fun to spend 22 years in the ivory tower being told that girls are just as good at math and science as boys, only to go into a field with a fratty culture and a misogynist boss. Women (especially in college) should get accurate representations of what it's like in different fields in order to help them make decisions about their careers. Also, women going into fields in equal rates (see: med school, b-school, law school) doesn't necessarily make them more gender-equitable. When men continue to hold positions of power and the industry is not accommodating to women's or family issues, industries can maintain a sexist dynamic even with equal influx of men and women. /Can you tell I'm speaking from experience? For the record, I have a quite strong humanities background but explored STEM in college and have chosen to make it my career.
@themegnapkin Yes, thanks for further explaining it—this is what I meant. It's sort of disingenuous to assume that going to law school is always a bad/risky (financial) decision, since the difference between top- and second/third-tier law school job prospects is so wide. And some people end up hating law school and choosing not to be lawyers, but can still get well- or at least more-than-$35,000-a-year paying jobs after going to a top-tier law school. Also, some top-tier law schools will forgive your loans to a certain extent or give you a stipend should you decide to go into public service, so the risk of taking on all those student loans can certainly be minimized.
@Whiteflash93 it looks like she's at Vanderbilt, which has a 98% employment rate, 85% of grads in jd-requiring positions.
@clo yeah, but does this contribution always need to be financial? I think this does depend on the couple's specific situation, but if one person CAN make ends meet for the two people, why can't/shouldn't they be with someone who doesn't necessarily contribute as much financially? Especially if the person making more money is doing something that makes them happy as well, and isn't just giving up their own dream to financial support the other person in following their passion.
Actually, I think this is vegetarian because it sounds like they're synthesizing (not harvesting) the luminescent protein?