[LOVE] Okcupid: A Double-Edged Sword of Empowerment & Sexual Perversity
Feminism / Sex & Love / Society & Culture

[LOVE] Okcupid: A Double-Edged Sword of Empowerment & Sexual Perversity

“Maybe you should try online dating.” Ten years ago, that was something you never wanted to hear. Now, it’s no big deal. These days, most people have tried online dating at least once. It’s simply another way people socialize; the internet has forever changed the way we interact. The world is no longer the one our … Continue reading

Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book
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Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book

Happy holidays! Everyone’s doing lists and talking of shopping and getting together with family, they brave the crowds and wait in sweaty lines. I myself avoid it like the plague (and flu shots). For the past few years since the divorce, I’ve spent Christmas alone. My daughter goes to her dad’s since he’s Catholic and … Continue reading

Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up
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Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up

Half way through her tenth grade year, my daughter brought home House on Mango Street. “Hey Mom, you ever read this book? We’re reading it in class, I wanted to finish it this weekend ‘cause I hate the class discussions. They just talk about the themes (she made a disgusted face) like language and empowerment … Continue reading

“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism
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“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism

Recently, my younger brother (who is all kinds of awesome) called me from his college in Pennsylvania to relate a story he thought I’d appreciate. A classmate of his was trying to make a “scientific argument” for why gay marriage should not be legalized, which went something like this: “Marriage exists because women had to … Continue reading