Riot! Don’t Diet! National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Music!

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I am revealing an original song of mine that I recorded last week. It is called "Fat Grrrls" and is my riot grrrl inspired anthem for all girls, fat, thin, tall, short, whatever to love themselves and F**K the rest. ...more

Sports Lingo: Can We Take Out the Sex Talk?

I never thought I’d say it, but I feel kind of sexist....more

Digging Deep, why I went down the wrong path and got raped, addicted, abused etc

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Was Sarah Palin's Newsweek Cover Sexist Or Has "Going Rogue" Gone Wrong?

Sarah Palin is in a tizzy (again) over her Newsweek cover photo calling it “out of context” and “sexist”.   ...more

Woman Up

Recently a couple items in the news have caught my eye, and my thoughts/feelings about these particular items has been such that I wanted to write a little something about them. Pardon my rant....more

"Mad Men's" Betty Draper and the Death of JFK (Spoilers)

It took the death of the President of the United States to shake Betty Draper (January Jones) out of her unhappy, little Stepford world and make her shove on the flaps of her hermetically sealed, suburban envelope .  Not that Betty hasn't shown flashes of defiance before.  Like last season when she challenged her husband Don (Jon Hamm) about his chippies on the side and then thought nothing of a public bathroom quickie with a stranger. ...more

Hi Jory,

Like you say, Bets represents the thoughts and feelings of so many who lived ...more

Imaginext Toys, or how my gender disqualifies me from having a complex imagination

I agree 100%. I've written to Fisher Price particularly about their imaginext & heroworld line. ...more

Michael Pollan: Cooking up a Sour Batch of Sexism

My book club is comprised of liberal, middle and upper-middle class, professional, Jewish women. In July, we read Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food. Given that we are his target audience (people - some of whom are moms - who care about the environment and health, who have some means to be able to shop in ways that support sustainability), it seemed like we'd love the book. We hated it. As my friend Molly said, "He doesn't recognize that by romanticizing how food was prepared in the past, he ensures that women cannot have jobs outside of the home, whether they want them or not." We all agreed that his fixation on "mother knows best" when it comes to cooking was a positive, yet sexist stereotype. ...more

I hope that you will come to all our future meetings of my book club so that you can dictate to ...more

Reunion Ruminations IV: The Men of Dartmouth

In his memoir-cum-novel, The Periodic Table, Primo Levi wrote this of his twenty-fifth college reunion: ...more

Hey ladies, my mind is up here.

I stood at the back of the "Vaginally Challlenged Bloggers" session red in the face from embarassment on at least three separate occasions. ...more

just sayin' ;).  He's  girly man.

 But seriously, I was at the session and thought you ...more