Morning News Feed Monday December 15

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Morning News Feed Monday December 15
Robot sex, dog visitation rights, teens aren't dating & acid attacks.

The kids are reaping the benefits of a party now - pay later lifestyle while older adults are harvesting the consequences of scientific speculation. Whaa? We were trying to eloquently segue into some facts about the latest study about the lingering effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and dropped the ball. According to the Washington Post, the latest test on HRT proved that it increases the chance for breast cancer. Silver lining: this breast cancer seems to be far less terminal than other varieties.

They say that men actually get better looking as they age. Some UK men must think that sounds fishy (and chippy) because according to the Daily Mail they're refusing to let nature run it's course. They're attempting to beat back the slow, steady march of time by getting jabs (injections, on the left side of the pond) of collagen, Botox and other age-defying weirdness.

Irrespective of how the men look, women in the UK appear to have it much better than those living in other parts of the world. Per Reuters, a young English doctor of Bangladeshi decent was held captive by her family on her return to Bangladesh. They insisted she marry some guy but she was not up for the forced marriage. Now she’s heading back to London, land of men getting cosmetic procedures so that you want to marry them.

And Jezebel lets us know that justice is becoming blind (in a good way) in some parts of the eastern world. A woman in Iran was blinded with acid by a spurned suitor and now said suitor has to suffer the same fate. Somewhere Hammurabi is giving us a big thumbs up but Gandhi is chiding him with the old chestnut "an eye for an eye makes the world blind." He won't be pouring sulfuric acid in another woman's eyes, that's for sure. We wonder if this will just raise the stakes in the Persian courtship maiming game.

 

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