Gender roles: no corona episode (

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Surprise: Corona has not led to a relapse into patterns believed to have been overcome in the division of house and care work. The pandemic has only made what is otherwise everyday life stand out more clearly. That is the conclusion of a new survey. Homeschooling in the first lockdown and regular quarantines since then in daycare centers and schools only add a lot to the top – mostly for women. Mostly they are the ones who learn with the children, comfort them, refurbish, wash clothes, clean, cook – and also appear uncluttered and undisturbed on the screen during business video conferences.

Interesting: Although the majority of mothers said they did most of the housework and childcare and only eleven to 15 percent of fathers said the same thing, two thirds of men said that the tasks were distributed fairly. In many cases, verbal open-mindedness with extensive behavioral rigidity still seems notorious. But of course the main causes for the unequal distribution of burdens are social ones, above all the lousy remuneration of »women’s professions« and the still insufficient childcare offer.


Maradona’s doctor under investigation

Diego Maradona’s personal doctor is the subject of an investigation for manslaughter four days after the death of the football idol, at the age of 60, of a cardiac arrest at his home, announced Sunday the parquet of San Isidro, near Buenos Aires. The police raided the office and home of Dr Leopoldo Luque on Sunday looking for evidence of possible professional negligence.

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No complaint has yet been filed. “The investigation was opened because it is about a deceased person in her home and no one has signed her death certificate. This does not mean that there are suspicions of irregularities ”, clarifies justice. It does not automatically imply an interrogation, police custody or deprivation of liberty of the doctor, who declined to comment. The San Isidro prosecutor’s office is awaiting the results of toxicological tests. He demanded the medical file as well as the recordings of the cameras of the district where Diego Maradona lived his last days. The 1986 world champion died on Wednesday at the age of 60 from the aftermath “Secondary acute pulmonary edema and exacerbated chronic heart failure”.

Dalma, Gianinna and Jana

The investigation was sparked by statements from Dalma, Gianinna and Jana, three daughters from Maradona, about how the former footballer’s heart problem was handled at his residence in Tigre, north of the Argentine capital. “We are continuing the investigations by collecting testimonies, including those of members of the family” Diego Maradona, said the prosecution.

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Diego Maradona had been operated on for a bruise on his head in early November, then seemed to have recovered well. The location of the residence where he was convalescing had been chosen so that he was close to his daughters. “The clinic had recommended that he go elsewhere to be hospitalized, but the family decided otherwise. His daughters signed his discharge from hospital “, said a family member, on condition of anonymity.

The day after his death, his lawyer and friend Matias Morla denounced the fact “That the ambulance took more than half an hour to reach the house where the 10 was”. He had warned that he would go “until the end” of his approach.

Another controversy surrounding the death of Golden Boy, the photos of funeral directors posing, thumbs up, next to the open coffin where Maradona’s corpse lay before the wake on Thursday, scandalized Argentina, despite repeated pardons from one of the perpetrators on Friday.

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ADHD: Children and adolescents receive Ritalin knowledge less often

The child is distracted, restless and robs parents and teachers alike? Zack, the quick pill puts the fidgety philipp down and immediately appeases troublemakers. So much for the cliché. In fact, ADHD, i.e. attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, is a prime example of how conspicuous behavior is declared to be a disease and medication is unnecessarily prescribed. The consumption of methylphenidate, known primarily as Ritalin, finally increased by more than tenfold from 1990 to 2000, and again by three times from 2000 to 2010, which is a strong indication of medicalization and over-therapy. The development threatened to accelerate even further after various specialist societies recently recommended drug treatment no longer only for severe, but even for moderately severe symptoms.

However, the seemingly unstoppable surge in the prescription of Ritalin and other drugs has apparently stopped. Thomas Grimmsmann from the Medical Service of the Health Insurance in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Wolfgang Himmel from the Institute for General Medicine at the University of Göttingen draw im European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology the development between 2008 and 2018 according to. Using representative data from more than 77,000 patients, they show that the number of those who received ADHD drugs continued to rise from 2008 to 2012, by 36 percent. Afterwards, however, the development reached a plateau and even fell slightly in the following years – after all, by almost 18 percent by 2017. This trend did not turn around in 2018 either. “It looks as if the feared or actual medicalization was at least not reinforced by new guidelines,” says Himmel.

However, two opposing developments in different age groups lead to this trend. The prescription of medication for children and adolescents up to the age of 16 declined – the number of prescriptions even fell surprisingly significantly by almost 40 percent from 2011 to 2018. The number of older adolescents and young adults up to 24 years of age who received pharmacotherapy, however, doubled in the past ten years. The proportion of older adults treated with medication even quadrupled during this period. “When you think of ADHD, you usually think of children, but almost every second ADHD patient treated with medication is older than 16 years,” said Grimmsmann and Himmel.

These findings contradict claims made in recent years, in which there were concerns about an undersupply of adults. If adolescents get older and no longer looked after by paediatricians, a treatment hole could threaten, so the assumption was. However, ADHD in adulthood has established itself as an independent clinical picture. It may be diagnosed too seldom, it was now said.

From the pharmaco-epidemiological data of the study it cannot be deduced whether too many, too few or perhaps the wrong people are being treated for ADHD. “However, the alarmism that can sometimes be heard in the public debate is not justified in two ways,” the authors conclude: “Neither has the liberalization of guidelines for drug treatment of ADHD led to a sharp increase in prescriptions for children; Possible ADHD symptoms in adults still remain largely undiscovered and untreated. “


“I want to be Diego Maradona”, by Rodrigo García

Extract of After Sun by Rodrigo Garcia, in Ashes 2, courtesy of its publisher, Les Solitaires Intempestifs.

I want to be Diego Maradona.

Do whatever I want and brag about it.

I need to be loved like Diego Maradona needs to be loved.

And I want to kill myself like Diego Maradona is going to kill himself ‚by throwing himself from the top of a building.

I want to die ‚without being accused of drugs‚ the weight of the family ‚the burden of glory or the specter of failure‚ no ‚because of my own weakness: because my body is exhausted‚ then it will throw himself from the top of a building.

I want to be like Diego Maradona to experience everything ‚absolutely everything‚ with the same muted intensity. I want to support with the same demeanor in public the relationship with people ‚with millions of strangers who come to touch you.

I want to be really young ‚really old‚ really fat ‚really stoned‚ really motivated ‚really in love‚ really disenchanted ‚and to be just as transparent‚ even surrounded by clowns ‚ghosts‚ opportunists: like Maradona.

I want to be Diego Maradona to invite my friends to all kinds of excess ‚excess of body and head‚ and I include the peaceful discussions in which we listen and respond to each other while our hearts are pumping wines out. of price ; we owed him that ‚to our blood.

I want to kill the journalists who come to tear me away ‚Diego Maradona‚ stupid ‚sensational‚ thoughtless words.

I want to fuck like Diego ‚if Diego knew how to do it.

I want to cherish my daughters like Diego ‚with this blind passion that comes to you from what you have been instilled with the worst‚ archaic commandments of the sacrosanct family ‚the sacrosanct religion‚ the sacrosanct police ‚the sacrosanct army ‚the politically sacrosanct.

I want to be like Diego Maradona ‚live a life of debauchery‚ defend the tradition and at the same time season it with oil and salt and devour everything ‚demolish the whole Earth just for me‚ spit on everything that is mine surround ‚empty my bladder anywhere‚ and be the most human of all […].

And now here are the reasons why I don’t want to be Diego Maradona.

For example ‚not having died in time‚ or having to endure a body that is difficult to control ‚or being surrounded by a family without ever loving or wanting it‚ or not having as much money as before ‚or still live on tributes when I would like to continue to live on my talent.

And I want to become Diego Maradona again to supply meat to butchers. From oil to engines. So that the rest of the world – all that in the world is not Maradona – can turn a few hours a day just talking about me ‚even to speak badly.

I want to be Maradona to set a bad example ‚the worst example‚ I explain myself: so that everyone believes that the life he leads ‚he has led and will lead is not a mediocre‚ inexperienced life ‚Empty of experiences‚ or ‚in other words‚ full of mundane experiences ‚but on the contrary something laudable (the meaning of family‚ work ‚promotions‚ children ‚that kind of bullshit).

I want to be Diego Maradona for Joeystarr to sing this text.

I want to be Kipling but ‚since I have a choice‚ I prefer to be Diego Maradona.

I want to be Anne Sexton ‚but first‚ let me be Diego Maradona.

Rordrigo Garcia Argentinian playwright and director


Why repression doesn’t have to be a bad thing

When you are alive, thinking about what to do when you die is a relief.
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When her sister dies, our author wonders why this affects her less than she thought. And starts looking for her own way of saying goodbye. In doing so, she learns that repression is not a bad thing per se.

II’ve had a year of sadness behind me. At least in theory. My sister died in the summer of 2019. Suddenly and unexpected. With 51 years. 100 years ago, she would have almost exactly reached the average life expectancy of a German woman. As things stand today, a person born in 1968 will have an average of 73. So my sister left rather early. According to popular belief, this is a more profound loss than that of the 92-year-old great-grandmother. For me personally it means above all that my sister, the first member of my nuclear family, has died. Does this fact alone make the grief greater than the death of a distant relative? Or a friend?

In fact, after the first shock, I notice that it is most of all to me to see your partner and our parents in their pain. Surviving one’s child is a tragedy for most parents. Also for ours. The situation is stressful for months – even if no one gives up, as the saying goes. When my mother says that she is okay today, but the days before were very difficult, I notice how it works in me. I am definitely not carefree at this time. But does that alone suggest that I am grieving? If I had had to forecast how much the loss would hit me, I would have imagined my grief as a more overwhelming feeling; one that occupies me more.


Velorio de Diego Maradona: details of the family intern were known

Mariano Iúdica I was present this Thursday at Casa Rosada to say goodbye to the remains of Diego Maradona and greet your family. The conductor of Controversy in the Bar was authorized to enter the sector in which the relatives of the star were. It was in this context that he told details of what happened “inside.”

He was outraged with the decision to end the wake at four in the afternoon, which prevented many fans from saying their last goodbye to their idol, causing the excesses that could have been avoided. In addition, he made it clear who was responsible for Rocío Oliva, Diego’s ex-girlfriend and current panelist for his program, unable to access the place.


Family nude with injured child

The vital magma solidified by Juan Vilá in 1980 has all the components enunciated by the Madrid novelist, but also has love. A force that, according to Hesiodo postulated, allows the relationship between all parts of the cosmos. A cosmogonic principle, a feeling if you like, which Vilá sometimes describes as “disgusting” and “overrated”. Ungrateful Vilá, because it is love that prevents him from letting the hurtful nude of himself drawn in 1980 through the unceremonious dissection of his peculiar family from overflowing in an effusion of blood.

1980, fourth and splendid novel by the author of m, El Sí de los perros and Señorita Google, is thus a family nude painted by an adult over 40 through the eyes of a child wounded by a “sad, very sad ”, exempt from any kind of physical penalty, but full of emptiness, fear and loneliness. Until his hour of miracle and salvation arrived in the year that gives the work its title and in the person of a 62-year-old “Catalan bourgeoisie” who fell in love with his widowed mother, 37, and became his second father when he was seven years old.

The family setting that frames this women’s novel starring two men – the author and his second father – can be summarized in a few lines. Vilá is the youngest of the three children of an unequal couple. The one formed by a man who “was neither smart nor handsome (nor) had a penny” and by an intelligent, ambitious woman, obsessed with excelling, who lives in an atavistic war with her mother (the “ogresa” grandmother) and feels overshadowed by two prettier sisters. He marries to escape the family cloister. Stop working and studying. And you are wrong. Not only does she have to continue living with her parents  –she, her husband and the child, the girl and the boy who will come– but, in addition, her husband “was not up to her standards in any way”.

When Vilá is three years old, his father is killed in a car accident, crushed by a truck. And for the mother, in a Spain that seems, only seems, to burst all its seams after the death of the dictator, the seas open. She works, has fun, has lovers, frees herself, settles on her own, leaves her children in the care of her grandmother ogres. Until, five years later, “the miracle” is performed. This Catalan man, a Catholic, right-wing “Catalan” appears, large, elegant, “with the appearance of an English banker”, a widower, with three children. Quite the opposite of what was then the Vilá family, “the barbarians of the capital, the ordinary and unstructured family that understood each other through shouting and bad manners.”

“The Catalan bourgeoisie” falls in love with his mother to a halt, forgets his family in Barcelona, ​​adopts Vilá’s as his own, surrenders the lady and becomes the second father of the child Juan. After the initial hatred to be expected in those who fear that their mother will be robbed – and with little memory of a father whom they will end up considering merely “biological” and whom they now make amends for in 1980 – the boy Juan is rescued from his sad world of loneliness and fear for that man who, five years later, will end up giving her his last name. This will not prevent the author from seeing his life today as a permanent flight to hide his “almost absolute” vulnerability.

The story is peculiar, to be sure, although not unusual. A good story, with a long dozen characters, with meanders, tributaries and a secret about which, of course, I will not even give a clue. A material suitable for writing a new chapter of that “father’s literature” that, with hardly any tradition in Spanish letters, has been gaining momentum in recent years. And yet …

However, 1980 is not that. Or it is much more than that. It is a novel by Juan Vilá, the most hidden cult writer in Spanish literature. The father of an artifact as devilish and explosive as me, of a satire of pijismo as ruthless as The Yes of the Dogs, of a humorous outburst about love and technology like Miss Google. In short, from the narrator of rage, fury and diatribe, whose bitter bile is made not only bearable but stimulating thanks to a very refined language – he annihilates noise like water on fire -, to a fine sense of irony, to an enviable ability to see edges in the plains and an astonishing facility to link a serene reflection with an exuberant phantasmagoria, always bridged in time.

Reading 1980 may come to mind Disenchantment, that four-voice piece that Chávarri conceived as a polyhedral portrayal of the poet Leopoldo Panero and ended up being the impressive self-demolition of a family in front of the camera. The main difference, apart from the polyphony, is that in the film, love is confined between the lips of Felicidad Blanc, the widow, while in the novel each character is “skinned” and, with very rare exceptions, loved.

Vilá, who carries a reputation as a misogynist and even admits the adjective, rants in these pages against love, in particular against suffocating maternal love. Yet love. Perhaps because, in the fight to better understand who one is, that is the only fertile way to destroy family myths. Destroy them with love so as not to destroy yourself.


Juan Vilá

Anagram 168 pages

17,90 euros


There (should) be cinema at Christmas

And a merry Christmas to all. Tuesday, December 15, the signs of cinemas, closed since October 30, will come back on. Emmanuel Macron’s announcement was accompanied by an asterisk: “If the health objectives are achieved», In this case fixed around 5,000 contaminations per day and between 2,500 and 3,000 people in intensive care. The clause is not likely to weaken the relief of the excellent news celebrated by the profession after weeks of blind guesswork. “Where we are very happy is that culture, theaters and cinemas have been treated separately., rejoices Richard Patry, president of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF), and that this closure will have lasted less than the first time, namely six weeks. Whether the conditions for the restart on December 15 are maintained will obviously depend on the evolution of the epidemic, but since the start, it’s like that. We are going to defend the films that were showing by re-exhibiting them massively.»

Before the president’s announcements, a dividing line more or less separated the independent cinemas, ready to reopen quickly, and the circuits, more dependent on guarantees of a reopening with strong films on display, as well as a 20-hour session that would not contravene a possible curfew. On this point, it’s won: cinema tickets and theater tickets will be taken as proof to allow spectators to return quietly after 9 p.m., in accordance with the request made by Roselyne Bachelot which had been rejected by Bruno Le Maire and Jean Castex at the time. of the first curfew. “I admit that everyone is in the excitement, rejoices Étienne Ollagnier, president of the Syndicate of Independent Distributors (SDI). Failing to be certain about the curves of the epidemic, we see them evolving in the right direction, and we have the means to reassure ourselves a little thanks to the strong support dynamic of the State and the CNC.»Also at the head of Jour2Fête, the distributor announces the release of the film Slalom from the Wednesday of the reopening, December 16. “We had announced this date a little by chance as early as October 28, thinking that we were going to pray for it to reopen before Christmas. It was a film normally dated November 4 for which work was more than started. The only thing that could hypothetically make us shift is the collective discussions with the union on the progress of the reopening.»


The SDI had initially pleaded for a reopening scheme on December 2 or 9: the idea was to provide a virtuous “white week” to films whose career had been cut short by the closure (some of which like ADN, Rag boy, A secret life, after only 3 days of operation), so as to re-release them without new titles taking the cover. The project has gone downhill, given the galloping arrival of the Christmas holidays accompanied by the economic challenges that we know, and the unexpected announcement of the global release (outside the United States) of Wonder Woman 1984 on December 16 by Warner, the first American heavyweight since Tenet in August. Conciliatory, Richard Patry assures that there will be room for everyone: “The offer will be less important than a classic December where fifteen films come out per week, we are far from the traffic jam and it is not Wonder Woman who will harm Rag boy and Goodbye idiots! We don’t want to build walls to protect films, they are strong enough for audiences to come back to see them.»

Also in the cast of the reopening, the new comedy by Quentin Dupieux Mandibles, will come out well “December 15 or 16, depending on what is possible“, Relishes Alexandre Mallet-Guy, the boss of Memento. “As the Tuches have shifted, we will be the comedy of the holidays! It is true that the clause of 5,000 cases is a sword of Damocles above our heads, but it is a risk that we have to take because we cannot date a film overnight.»

«The difference between reopening an ordinary store and that of a cinema is that it is not a question of removing the boxes of peas that were waiting on the shelf ”, confirms distributor Amel Lacombe, director of Eurozoom. Two of his films initially scheduled in November, Violet Evergarden and Little Zombies, are also candidates for an exit upon reopening, but “everything is not so simple». «The fine intentions expressed at the closing so that the canceled films find their place have apparently disappeared. When are we going to put these outings for which promotional measures have been taken? We are used as independents to squeeze in the holes, but there, Wonder Woman and last minute wild programming, we were made to understand that the hunt is on. And that we will have to make room for the cash drawer.“Between now and December 15, professional consultations will begin on Wednesday around the release schedule of the films that will baptize this deconfinement, second edition. No end of year celebrations without family reunions.

Sandra Onana