That Weird, Creepy Feeling #NotOneMore

I stood up to a guy in college who was always playing with a switch blade and writing stories about killing people. I reported him to our RA. The college suspended him for the rest of the school year so he could get mental health help. Meanwhile, his friends shunned me and one even body-checked […]

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Call for Submissions: I Am Subject/ Women Writers

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Are You the Subject of Your Own Life? Here’s an interesting writing project that a friend alerted me to: #IAmSubject The Call for Submissions from published author Diane DeBella is seeking essays up to 1250 words for an Anthology. Women often lose their sense of self to external roles, expectations, and objectifications. Many times, we don’t even […]

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When I Say Cheerleader, You Say:

What?   What comes to mind when you think of cheerleaders?   This is research for a post. Highly Scientific Research. I used CAPS so you know I’m serious. So, tell me…

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“It’s an all-ages event”

Back in college, back when I was a nanny and worked in a child-care center and knew everything about raising kids, I read Carol J. Adams’ book: “The Sexual Politics of Meat.” As a fledgling vegan, and student of psychology and linguistics, this book opened my eyes to the connections between patriarchy, sexism, meat-eating, and language. Common […]

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Book Review: “Pink and Blue, Telling the Boys from the Girls in America”

I love dressing my Little Guy in pink! He doesn’t (yet) know that “pink is supposed to be for girls.” Awhile back, I blogged about my surprise at learning pink used to be for boys… or girls… it didn’t used to matter. I did a little internet research and joked about how I could never do […]

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