In Honor of 100th Anniversary of Int'l Womens Day 8 March 2011

 Here is a map of the Congresspersons who voted to remove funding. Maybe a cyber visit by enough people will help them clear their thinking? Women Helping Women 4 GoodOnline Campaigns to support Women & Children 1st...more

Wicked Good - Chapter Six

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Does Absence Really Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

It is a foreign and unwelcome feeling to be separated from the one you love.  Not separated in terms of emotion and circumstance, but separated in terms of proximity. Emotionally our relationship is strong, but our feelings and emotions are forced to overcompensate for what may be lacking physically. ...more

I'm Not Married and It's All My Fault

When other women join the hate machine that tells women like me that we're unmarried because we are terrible people with broken mechanisms for maintaining relationships, my first impulse at this point is to ignore it. So I really wanted to ignore Tracy McMillan, who wants spinsters to know that we're not good enough, except when we are, and also that we're shallow and selfish bitches, sluts and liars. I tried to ignore her all week, what with the Valentine's Day candy for eating and a not-insignificant amount of college basketball to watch. Clearly, I failed. ...more
Great post. I am both: So happy to be married. SO glad we waited and spent ten years getting to ...more

The Law of Attraction

It always fascinates me when I see a couple together who, on the outside don’t look like they would have anything in common, but clearly look like they are in love. Some factor attracted these two people to each other. Some force of nature that is unidentifiable drew this man and this woman together—it’s unexplainable (I’m sure they can’t even explain it), but the fact is that they are happy. ...more


Last week I posted a comment on Facebook about the importance of laughter in our lives. Evidently research shows that there are lots of health benefits to such glee. Stress relief, increase blood flow to your heart, and body relaxation are just a few in the plethora of literature. Also, laughter can reduce conflict, bring back balance while keeping you alert and focused. I thought this was pretty neat considering laughing is a fun, enjoyable activity to partake in, and with added health rewards, seems like something I’d like to focus more on....more

Will Handbags Unite Women on the Left and the Right?

Over the past few months, I've had a number of conversations with women on the left about how right and left-wing women can work together....more

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Five things Italian Women can do to Demand Dignity

The movement of women at the If not now, then When? rallies by tens of thousands was quite a sight to see.  So, in an effort to contribute my 2cents' worth, I'd like to provide a quick reference guide to demanding dignity (or, guerrilla handbook) for those who don't know what the next steps should be:...more

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Wrestling With Gender Roles

How gender roles play into a relationship is interesting to observe—either directly or indirectly. Traditionally, we’ve had fairly defined gender roles placed on us by society and culture. The man is rough and rugged and provides for the household monetarily. The woman is soft and emotional and meets the domestic needs of the family. Although there were some obvious issues with that setup, it was very clear who did what in the household. Each person knew what their role was and how they contributed to the family’s needs....more
Oh Brooke. You speak to my heart! Maybe one day we will figure this out. Thank you for putting ...more