A 24 Hour Day?

I am a feminist.  Even though I may cringe at the word, there is no denying that I am a feminist....more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Silent Sentinel

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Let Me Fix That For You: A Dramaturge Explains What's Wrong With Patricia Arquette's Speech

In my former life, I was, among many other things, a dramaturge for young playwrights. In theater, a dramaturge is responsible for supporting the work of the playwright by doing research when necessary to ensure the play is historically and culturally correct. My job was to dig beyond the surface of the words to uncover deeper meanings and intentions. ...more
This is a great article!  I too was moved by Patricia and that moment with both Meryl and ...more

4 Small Steps Toward a Female President

The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, women were still not allowed to vote. That privilege was still 12 years away. I know what you're thinking. The Cubs need to step up their game, and more importantly, America really dropped the ball on Women's Suffrage. All detritus aside, this past President's Day and upcoming Women's History Month, had me thinking about what I can do to help America feel more comfortable with the thought of a female President. ...more
jessc_traveler Thank you, and thanks for this article too. I shared it on twitter as well.more

Fighting for Simple Human Kindness

“Part of what’s different now is the existence of organized misogyny, with groups of men who are angry at feminism gathering under banners such as the Men’s Rights Movement…....more

Review: FC2 Female Condom

The biggest condom contender of my life came up when I was told that I needed to review the FC2, also known as the female condom. Throughout my many safer sex adventures, sad to say it's true-- I've never tried one before. And I was a little bit nervous....more

Why Beyonce's Grammy Performance Strikes The Wrong Chord

Photo: Lester Cohen/ Kevin Mazur/ Kevin Winter/ Steve Granitz/ Jon Kopaloff/ Getty Images This is how in one song, an influential musical artist like Beyoncé can propel the feminist movement forward by leaps and bounds, only to, in one fell swoop of another song, knock all of creation back to nearly the dark ages of gender (in)equality:...more

She’s Just Not That Into You: The Book That Should Have Been Written

Disclaimer: This article is about heterosexual relationships because it is written from my own experience, but I’m sure there are similarly interesting things to say about same-sex relationships, and I hope we can talk about them too.Don’t want. Don’t act. Sit there and look pretty so that a man will make the first move. “You’ve got to get him to say hello.”Field advances; don’t make them. Be the gatekeeper, not the one walking through the door....more

The 5 Covert Sexists You Meet Online

Any online dating profile containing the word “feminist” is bound to elicit some unsettling reactions, some merely misinformed – “I’m not a feminist; I believe in equality” – and some outright adversarial – “I guess you don’t want a man with balls” (that’s an actual OKCupid message). You probably won’t give these people* a second glance. But some are less upfront about their sexism. They may even make it through a few dates before you come face-to-face with their covert but insidious beliefs.1. Mr. Nice Guy...more
So whose left?  I'm Mr.Crawl into your chequing book. You can't resist.more

On Squirting

This is about to get adult. Back away if you are uncomfortable. However, if you are female or are sexually attracted to anyone that has typically female anatomy, I hope you’ll stick around and listen up....more