I love both Hillary and Bernie. I've contributed to both. I'll vote for whoever wins the nomination. What I don't like is the vitriol between progressives. Now there's a problem between older and younger feminists....more
I recently had the opportunity to speak with the Editor of Hurt2Healing Magazine, Ebony S. Muhammad, on a subject that I hold near to my heart. A movement that has always rested on its feet, in my day to day living, while it remains a prevalent topic of discussion. Full interview here: Feminism and the feminist movement. Feminism the movement...more
"When I'm good, I'm very good, and when I'm bad, I'm better." -Mae WestJerking off. Whacking off. Whippin the bishop. Spanking the monkey, walking the dog, shucking the corn. Beating it, badgering the witness, jerkin the gherkin, bashing the candle, beating the meat, choking the chicken. And those are just the ones I could think of offhand—the lists I found on the internet are endless (and often disturbing, in case you’re wondering).One site boasted a list of 1,000 different ways to refer to a man playing 5-on-1....more
I just saw a story on the internet praising some model who "braved" snapping a make-up free selfie and tweeting it for all the world to see. Woohoo. For some reason, that headline irked the heck out of me. I've seen it before. Susan Sarandon plays a role sans make-up. Reese Witherspoon lets herself be seen plain-faced in Wild. Whatever. Does anyone believe that models and movie stars wake up without face wrinkles and bad breath?...more
I want to be The Comeback Kid, or at the very least, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Not a "comeback kid" in the sense that I make some sensational recovery after a fall from grace, but as someone who always has the perfect rejoinder to any jab sent my way. At my worst, I simply look like a dummy who has lost her ventriloquist, mouth agape, wordless, waiting for someone to feed me a line.
Anytime I sit down with a book written by Gloria Steinem, I actually pause and reflect before opening the cover. After all, it was her Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem that rocked my world when I first read it over twenty years ago. Her explanation of core self-esteem versus situational self-esteem forever changed the way I viewed myself, and set me on a healing journey that was long overdue....more
If we want society to stop objectifying women, we must subjectify them. We need to give ourselves 3-dimensionality. We hear that stories about women are "chick flicks" or "they won't make any money." They are marketed to only women. If we value the female experience so little, why should men value it any more?
Damsel in distress, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more