This isn’t about what’s fair. It’s about what we can afford. And we can’t afford to pretend it’s fine that everything we do or think is somehow wrong. We can’t afford to act like it’s okay that “Girls can do anything!” got translated somewhere along the line into “Women must do everything.” We can’t afford to live lives we have to fool our own central nervous systems into tolerating.
While meth and cocaine sound like they’re similar, the key difference is that meth’s effects last much, much longer. While the high of cocaine will last for only a couple minutes, the rush of meth can last for up to half an hour and the high that follows can last anywhere between four and 16 hours.