Legal Slobbing

Who wants a little downtime? An excuse to kick back and do nothing without having to feel guilty about taking the time to do… nothing. Raise your hand!...more

Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Ship Called RAPE.

Her name was Jyoti Singh Pandey and her name was withheld until after her death following brutal multiple rapes on a New Delhi bus in December because “rape is a crime of shame,” and according to Ranjana Kumari, director of India’s Centre for Social Research, “It's not easy to survive social shame in India.”If you live to get that far....more

In defense of silent men

Within hours of posting my last blog I received some concerned feedback from a (male) friend of mine....more

Feeding the starving NEED beast

Words, words, words … why do we women need them so much?Say you’re dating … isn’t it enough that the guy is attentive? Shows up on time for your dates? Hangs with your kids and really enjoys them? Appreciates your abilities, your sense of humor, your cooking and makes love to you with passion and tenderness?...more

Woman power

We've all seen the picture - the pretty yet tough-looking brunette in a blue work shirt rolling up her sleeve, right arm clenched in a bicep bulging power pose....more

The gift of stopping

 Ever feel over-stuffed?Over stuffed with food? With thoughts? Worries? Things to do, places to go, people to see and promises to keep?Yeah, me too.It’s the food that finally put me over the edge. I suddenly realized that it didn’t matter how great the meal, how fine the ingredients, or how good the wine— I wasn’t really tasting any of it.I was eating on automatic.And if my stomach was on automatic, the rest of me probably was too. So, I decided to go on a juice fast. For 10 days....more

Feminism Is About Men Too

 I started to write about International Women’s Day 2012, but the topic left me cold.Frankly I hadn’t even known there was an international day celebrating women—and the invisibility of the event surprised me. I mean, here I’d just gone and outted myself as a feminist and I didn’t even know about this? Talk about the media burying social issues!...more

CONFESSION TIME!

 Hear ye, hear ye! In case no one has noticed it yet, this is a feminist blog … kinda sorta.  Oh, hell. It’s a feminist blog. There, I admitted it. Too late to back peddle now! It’s taken me a year to muster up the guts to make that statement—a fact that doesn’t please me too much. But then I really didn’t understand feminism up until now. So how could I lay claim to the title? ...more

A topsy turvy day

The Julian Calendar adds an extra day to February in years divisible by four, except for years divisible by 100 that do not leave a remainder of 200 or 600 when divided by 900....more