‘Nevertheless, She Persisted!’

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Here are the top 10 comments of the week on our digital platforms, as selected by our readers and the journalists who moderate nearly every comment. Some comments were edited for length and clarity.

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Kathrine Switzer in the Boston Marathon

1. What a pioneer for women’s rights! Too bad we are still dealing with this kind of behavior in business, sports, education, health care and more. Nevertheless, she persisted!

Jenny Wren on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, racing again 50 years later at age 70.

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Bill O’Reilly

2. O’Reilly is another victim of political correctness. Even though the cases were settled, he was never convicted.

Concerned in San Antonio, reacting to an article about the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was forced out of the network with a payout of up to a year’s salary.

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3. If 2017 has taught me anything, it’s that our society’s morals are so far out of line that being a serial sexual predator can land you a $25 million payday or the presidency. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

Bobby Hillman on The Times’s Facebook page.

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North Korea

4. The stakes are too high for this kind of mistake. Trump is impetuous and quick to rush into a war of words. But the bluster is worse than ineffective when it is empty; it is destructive to the U.S. The White House needs to dial back the rhetoric and double-down the fact-checking.

NM in New York, reacting to an article about the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which was reported by the White House to be sailing toward North Korea. In fact, the ship was headed to Australia.

This comment received more than 1,700 reader recommendations.

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5. The real question I have is, “So what?” It doesn’t matter where it was, what mattered is where the North Koreans THOUGHT it was. In warfare, perception is more important than reality.

Lorenzo M. Rodriguez on The Times’s Facebook page.

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Serena Williams Announces Her Pregnancy

6. It was hard enough to keep my head out of the toilet in my first trimester. Serena won a grueling, two-week Grand Slam tennis tournament during hers. You go girl!

Vaughn in New York, reacting to an article about Serena Williams revealing via Snapchat that she is 20 weeks pregnant.

This comment received more than 160 reader recommendations.

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Georgia House Election

7. Apologies for throwing cold water on Mr. Ossoff and the Democrats in neighboring District 6 and everywhere else watching this election, but do remember that this is Georgia. Nothing remotely resembling progressive politics or modern thinking has come out of this state in a long time.

Lucien Dhooge in Atlanta, reacting to an article about Georgia’s House race, which was seen by many as an early referendum against President Trump.

This comment received more than 170 reader recommendations.

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8. The 6th District is far more diverse than has been reported in the national press, and people here are galvanized by the goal of putting a humane and decent candidate in office. The fact that hundreds of people of all ages and all backgrounds — including many who’ve never been politically active — are working together is the one positive to come out of last November. We’re just getting started and we’re not giving up.

Evelyn Walsh in Atlanta.

This comment received more than 780 reader recommendations.

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Pledging to Help Others

9. This is what scouting is about now, and I like it. I spent years as a Girl Scout in the ’70s and ’80s, and loved the camping, cookies, and trips to the Everglades. However, seeing this article reminded me of the real message of scouting — helping others.

Gillian Cox on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first in New York composed entirely of homeless girls.

This comment received more than 300 likes.

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Lena Dunham in the series finale of HBO’s “Girls.” Credit Mark Schafer/HBO

‘Girls’ Ends, Ambiguously and Without Pants

10. More women look like Hannah than Carrie Bradshaw, more women end up like Hannah than Carrie Bradshaw too. But somehow people walked around with “I am a Carrie” t-shirt with pride (a woman who couldn’t survive without a man by her side).

Sex isn’t pretty, life isn’t pretty, it doesn’t go the way you expect it to and if it does, aren’t you lucky. Was the show absurd at times? Sure of course, but it was also rich with poignancy, sadness, joy and sharp-as-a-tack wit. This show was not conventional, why would you want it to have a conventional ending?

REF in Washington, reacting to an article about the series finale of “Girls.”

This comment received 120 reader recommendations.

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