Teacher Fired For Bikini Photos

Teachers, Delete Your Nudist Pics - Even Bikini Photos Can Get You Fired ...more

The Anne Frank controversy and our denial of female sexuality-It’s all about sexuality, not vaginas or porn

The story that a parent in Northville, Michigan filed a formal complaint with the local School Board after her 7th Grade daughter was assigned to read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl", has the Jewish and the general blogosphere buzzing with indignation....more

My Vagina Diary

"I bet you're worried. I was worried. I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them"           - Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monolgues ...more

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” For Children

Following the Boy Scouts of America decision to continue excluding gay people from participating, many parents are venting their frustration with what they describe as the gay community’s assault on one of the last bastions of wholesome tradition – in the eyes of many, an assault on childhood itself: “Why do we have to talk about this? Why can’t you just let kids be kids?”...more
I'm sorry I didn't meet you at BlogHER 12 this month.  I, too blog on topics of interest to ...more

Sally Ride’s Decision to Come Out Posthumously

As we mourn the untimely loss of history-making astronaut Sally Ride, the AP’s David Crary noted that the obituary Ms. Ride co-wrote with her life partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, has gotten a great deal of attention due to its final line, wherein they “disclosed to the world their relationship of 27 years.” ...more
 @elaineR.N.  Absolutely agree, Elaine.  She made it possible for other women to stand on her ...more

Girl Power

Ladies, ladies, ladies, I must say, bravo for brazen sexuality! Maybe it's always been there and I've just been clueless but I have to admit, 50 Shades of Grey combined with Magic Mike sure look to me like the world is finally getting it. Women are just as sexual, if not more so, as our male counterparts. Shocker! Yes, this is something we females have always insisted to be true but our actions thus far have not matched our words on a global scale....more

Fifty Shades of Magic Mike - or, Sex and Twinkies

It’s become a big deal these days for people to engage in being naughty. The Fifty Shades of naughty bondage, and this evening Magic Matthew McConaughey comes to theatres. Everyone seems to have an opinion on all the hubbub. The first time I heard of Fifty Shades of Grey, it was on some Facebook status from one of those people who are on your Facebook because you know you knew them in high school but you just can’t place them and you accepted them because you didn’t want to be a bitch… One of those. And then I heard about it again on some talk show....more

What's Love Gotta Do With It?

  This summer is turning out to be a Summer of Love.  You may have missed the message because it often gets lost in other news stories.  Being a hopeless romantic, they always catch me eye.     Around here, I've been following my friend Steph's support of the Pride Parade because she values human rights, not just her own.  I admire her ability to take a stand on issues.  I want to be more like her. ...more

Explaining to my children the anatomical difference between boys and girls

I suppose I've been remiss in enlightening our boys about the difference between boys and girls. As a new mother, I invested in big-bound books on how to raise your child, from in-utero until age five. I've stopped buying those big-bound books. Motherhood has begun to feel intuitive. I can figure out on my own the how and when to discuss sexual differentiation – I didn’t realize I had to figure it out by the early ages of six and seven. “They don’t know the difference?’ ...more

Damn you, Matthew McConaughey. Why'd you have to take your shirt off?

There I was, innocently watching "The Lincoln Lawyer." I was busy working while watching. I was, in fact, organizing my homeschool materials for next year. I was feeling pretty good about being so far ahead of schedule. I was thinking about our country's great government, and how I was going to teach my children all about it next year....more
I'm sorry, did you say something in between the pictures of the hotness? I wasn't listening.more