Getting Dumped Sucks : How Juicy Women Deal With It

There’s no other way to say it:  when someone breaks up with you it absolutely bites especially if it wasn’t mutual. Break-ups happen to everyone, even the most self-confident and fabulous women. When it's your turn, I bet this is what hurts the most:...more

Victory! Dos Equis to Drop Sexist Ad. (Like, Really Sexist.)

Dos Equis has agreed to stop running an ad that appeared to advise men on hunting women (as in hunting with spears).  No, really. Last month I wrote about a sexist ad Dos Equis was running that advised men to: “[a]pproach women like you do wild animals, with caution and a soothing voice.”   ...more
Good job. This person doesn't seem to be trying to change laws or constrict the press, rather, ...more

The Girrrl's Guide to Online Dating Profile Writing

Here’s your story: you are newly single or have been single for your whole life. Your friends and parents all too often ask you when you’re going to “find someone” and caution you about being “too picky.” You don’t really think you are picky; it’s just that the four guys you typically run into in a workday are not prime “man” material. So, you talk to your friend who has been doing some online dating. You’ve heard her stories and thought to yourself “Thank God. At least I’m not having to deal with all of that!” as you secretly were wishing you WERE dealing with all of that!...more

Review: Anne Roiphe's Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason

  I believed that art, for me the art of the story, the written word, was worth dying for.   We hear about great writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Pound a...more

How Not To Be With an Alpha Female

10. Be a Beta male. I can smell you coming a mile away. The man who is passive and insecure sends me packing. You have to be strong enough in your own right to express your needs and to call me on my BS. I appreciate a man who knows things, who has experienced things, not someone who is a spectator in life. ...more

"Game of Thrones" Plays for Keeps (**Major Spoilers**)

After Sunday night's episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Twitter and Facebook lit up with the outrage of faithful viewers because the main character, Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean, pictured below), a man of truth and honor, was summarily beheaded at the whim of a petulant and illegitimate, teen king, Joffrey Lannister.I was watching the Tony Awards and didn't get to see "Game of Thrones" until a repeat showing later in the evening and luckily didn't read any spoilers.Good thing too, because I loved it!...more
 @cobalt91 I actually read the first book after Season 1, and liked it.  I'm waiting until ...more

Honouring my roots

“For everything flowers, from within, of self blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness.” – Galway Kinnel...more

Gaga Ain't No Lady

I’m a little late on this one, I know.  Actually, what I’m about to discuss has been bothering me for a while and really reached a peak at the American Idol Finale a couple of weeks back.  I had decided to just let it go, just move on, but I can’t.  I have to “Express Myself” (note the Madonna reference) and then, hopefully, I can get on with my life. It seems that everybody is ‘gaga’ over Lady Gaga right now.  That is no surprise.  I’ve been on the planet long enough now to recognize a marketing phenomenon when I see one.  They come, some stay, som...more

Yikes, thankfully, I missed that performance.

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