How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
It isn't because you have opinions; it's because your opinions cast doubt on your intelligence. ...more

How The Academy Awards Lived Up To The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag

After winning Best Supporting Actress for her role as a single mother in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette said one of the boldest feminist statements I've ever heard at the Oscars. But her comments afterward, along with so many other elements of the show, left a lot of people shaking our heads....more
GREAT wrap-up Grace. BOOM: "I'm more concerned that casual remarks at high-profile events like ...more

Barbie Can Suck It

I’ve been looking for a set of lamps, and today I found a pair I liked. They’re simple, stainless steel, with a cool shade. When I got home, I bumped into my sweet, 75 year-old widowed neighbour, Mr. Gunderson. He inspected the lamps, even putting his glasses on for a better look. “I really love those. Reminds me of Jayne Mansfield. Va Va Voom.” He winked at me. I was confused, and didn’t know what he was talking about, until I got into the house and took a really good look at them.Here’s a close-up....more

The Secret Lives of Boys - Part 1

I grew up in a household overrun with women. With 3 older sisters and a take-charge mother who ran the household, it was very much a matriarchal set up. Despite having 1 brother and an emotionally unavailable and wholly uninvolved father, the men were outnumbered and out-ruled – not by design, but simply by happenstance. So, because of the situation I grew up in, boys were always a bit of a mystery to me....more

Superwoman Is Not A Blogger. And Bloggers Aren't Superwomen. And That's OK.

This is a story about unfortunate choices made for unfortunate reasons. Both the choices and the reasons matter less than the forces that underlie them....more

How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more

The Men's Rights Movement Doesn't Help Men

In the world of Internet activism, labels can mean everything—feminist, social justice warrior, liberal, conservative. Many times these labels can serve as a way to organize a group of like-minded people for the greater good. But recently, a new label has emerged. On Twitter and Tumblr, some men have taken to calling themselves Men’s Rights Activists, or “Meninist” in a lazy play on the word “Feminist.”...more

Feminists Can Be Sexually Submissive (But 50 Shades is Still Awful)

This picture of Lady Byron in a BDSM-style collar was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by ...more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
It isn't because you have opinions; it's because your opinions cast doubt on your intelligence. ...more

Women As Property: Travels in Turkey

My brother hated Harvard. It was cutthroat in ways, at age not-quite-yet-eighteen, he hadn't expected and I believe that most of all he was lonely. At the time, I was too busy struggling with my own adjustments to early adulthood to understand why my father despaired his decision not to return for his sophomore year. ...more
Wow! Imagine if women were traveling around and THAT happened. Thank God your brother was there. ...more

What If... We Were to Come Together As Women?

Are we aware that as women, we carried 53% of the votes in the 2012 elections?  I admit, I was surprised and proud when I started researching voting rights as it related to woman.  I started thinking about the positive change we could make for the future of our society.  Oh, I’m not suggesting eliminating or out voting the male population.  I’m suggesting coming together as women with our similarities regardless of the boundaries that separate us.  Recognizing that we are the keepers of this generation and the generations coming f...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