Yo I just learned that, while marital rape is illegal in all 50 states, in some states it kind of isn’t. You just can’t use a weapon or what someone deems “aggravated force” but you can use other forms of coercion. For instance, you can drug your spouse and rape her while she’s mentally incapacitated.

I WAS HORRIFIED TO LEARN WE MADE MARITAL RAPE ILLEGAL ONLY IN MY LIFETIME. (The last two states to make it illegal did so in 1993, I was 11 years old. When I was ten, it still legal in Oklahoma and North Carolina.) Now I know it’s STILL LEGAL unless, what, it’s “forcible rape?” We’re still here. It’s not over. It’s not fixed. Here. In the US of A. In my adulthood. In YOUR lifetime, dear young tumblrers.

At Boehm's Bike Shop, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Me:[to clerk] Picking up a bike. The name is Gabler.
  • Customer:[turns to me] Gabler. Which Gablers are you?
  • Me:Well, I'm Jim's son.
  • Customer:Jim. Uh-huh. Is there a Jay?
  • Me:That's me.
  • Customer:[extends hand] Jay. Nick Coleman.
  • Me:Nice to meet you.
  • Nick Coleman:And what about Joe?
  • Me:Well, there are two Joes. There's my grandpa, who died in 1987, and my brother.
  • Nick Coleman:Your grandpa, yeah. I campaigned for your grandpa when I was a kid.
  • Me:When he ran for mayor. Thank you!
  • Nick Coleman:You don't need to thank me; I didn't have any say in the matter. Do you live around here?
  • Me:I live in Uptown.
  • Nick Coleman:Minneapolis! How long have you lived there?
  • Me:About six years.
  • Nick Coleman:Six years. I lived in Minneapolis for 24 years. Don't make that mistake!
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