Aziz Ansari and a Discussion on Consent

We have a long way to go when defining and recognizing consent. Here's why the Ansari situation proves that.


What I’ve Been Reading: November 2017

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 1987. There's only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that's her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best …

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Book Review: Buying a Bride by Marcia A. Zug

  NetGalley Description There have always been mail-order brides in America—but we haven’t always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called “Tobacco Wives” of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today’s modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and …

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My Rambling 3 Cents About Body Positivity

So, here's the deal.  I consider myself a feminist in that I believe women should be treated equally to men, and I strongly believe in body positivity for all people, male and female, and all body types.  I think I've mentioned on this blog before that I, like every other woman, have issues with my …

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A Study in PMS

Every single emotion is heightened.  Anger is actually furiousness.  Envy is actually burning jealousy.  Irritation is blood-pressure-heightening annoyance.  Little things get on your nerves.  Everything sounds good to eat and also nothing does.  You feel fat.  You feel too skinny. The rational part of your mind whispers to you.  It’s okay that all those people …

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