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True Tori: We’re All Enablers

December 10, 2014


When people are in a relationship with an alcoholic, sometimes the alcoholic gets better. Which is great. So the alcoholic (Dean) gets better and then the partner (Tori) falls apart. I remember being in Al-Anon years ago hearing one of the tenants about how you shouldn’t always try to be right with your recovering alcoholic. Tori […]

Abortion Protesters Are Always Men, A Photo Essay

September 5, 2014

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On Twitter today, journalist Irin Carmon shared a photo of a reopening of an abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Protesters who showed up appeared to be mostly men. I’m sensing a trend. I give to you the faces of abortion protesters. These two are in training. Images: The Daily Beast, Irin Carmon Twitter, Left in […]

Drop All Those Self-Help Books, This Banana Slicer Will Change Your Life

January 25, 2013


When you first click on the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer and notice that there are 2,436 customer reviews it certainly sends out a signal to pay attention–and pay attention quick. First, I didn’t even realize banana slicers existed (and I am not out of the loop on singular-use kitchen utensils, okay. I have a hand-held […]

Updates On Steubenville Rape Case, Vigilantism, Anonymous, And, Yes, Django

January 3, 2013


I saw Django Unchained over the weekend, and the similarities in vigilantism between that movie and what’s currently happening with the Steubenville, Ohio rape case are hard to ignore. Of course, the victim in this case–a 16-year-old who was raped repeatedly over the period of one night in Steubenville, Ohio–wasn’t the vigilante-in-charge as Django became. […]

Elf On The Shelf: Santa’s Little Narc

December 3, 2012


Guest Post by Stephanie Lazenby As a parent I hold the key to many secrets, like the Tooth Fairy, what a mortgage is and where babies come from.  Santa is the biggest secret of all.  But now there is a new character being heaped onto to the pile of Christmas make-believe which adds onto my […]

Abortion Clinic to Close, Men Lead House Committees: How’s That ‘War on Men’ Going?

November 28, 2012


I can’t decide which is worse news today regarding women: 1. The lone Mississippi abortion clinic that is fighting to stay open. 2. The House has not appointed one single woman to run any of the committees for the 113th Congress. According to Politico: “House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs…” […]

Thanksgiving Drama: The Overcooked Turkey, The Vegetarian And The Emails

November 19, 2012


Though I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 10, and have no interest in eating turkey whatsoever, I’ve always wanted to host Thanskgiving at my house. And since my sister-in-law, who usually hosts a beautiful Thanksgiving every year, called it quits on the holiday–after being out of power for almost two weeks, she and […]

Miss Hannigan: She’s One Of Us

November 5, 2012


As a child, there was no character I revered more than little orphan Annie. (Though Tatum O’Neal in The Bad News Bears tied Annie for my first place hero.) My grandmother took me to see Annie when I was eight and I quickly fell in love. What’s not to love? She sang like a champ. […]

Sandra Fluke Pisses Off GOP Again, Makes World Proud

September 6, 2012


Slate’s Amanda Marcotte wrapped up some of the Sandra Fluke–you know, the most famous slut in America–hatred that was spewed all over Twitter last night after her speech. “Femme tool.” Wishing Ted Kennedy would take her “for a drive.” The maligning of this woman is because… why, again? Because she spoke at a hearing on […]

Unwanted Advice About Babies, Pregnancies and Other Human Developments That Are None Of Your Business

August 20, 2012


I remember being pregnant. About seven months pregnant. One of New York City’s finest said to me when I stopped at a crosswalk, “Carrying twins?” “Uh, no,” I said, staring down at my belly which was slowly becoming a shelf. “Oh, you must be ready to pop then.” “Nope,” I said. “Seven months.” “Seven months,” […]