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February 2009

Ass forward

Most women would rather endure a Brazilian by a novice waxer in the midst of an fight with her boyfriend on her cell via Bluetooth than go swimsuit shopping, even on a skinny day. For me, looking for  jeans has… Continue Reading →

Formerly disdainful of infomercials

The following is a thread from Facebook yesterday which quickly unraveled from a status update about the StrapPerfect, those little plastic thingies which hold your bra straps together between your shoulder blades and keep them from sticking out from your… Continue Reading →

It doesn't sting

Last night I was on a panel discussing writing and editing stories about sex, something I’ve been doing for the last (holy shit!) almost 20 years for every women’s magazine in creation and some for men, too.

Hello condom, my old friend

In case you haven’t seen this, it’s quite the Formerly cautionary tale. Not that this has ever happened to me. Maybe it only happens with French kids. American children, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, are world renowned for their exemplary… Continue Reading →

Free to Be…For-mer-ly

My kids, who are five, love Free to Be…You and Me, Marlo Thomas’ 1972 book-then-video of songs and sketches all about how one needn’t be circumscribed by pesky gender roles. And unlike the cloying Little Einsteins or trippy Shapies, it’s… Continue Reading →

Same ass, different day and other Monday musings

The definition of insanity is to do the same thing and expect a different result, or so someone smart once said. (I think the definition of insanity is having octuplets, particularly when you already have SIX FREAKIN’ CHILDREN, but that’s… Continue Reading →

There oughta be a law!

ALMA WROTE: I think it is ageist to make anyone older than 30 have to scroll down really far to find the year they were born when registering for something on line or purchasing an item.

A time and a place

People use the term “selective memory” in a derisive way, as if to accuse a person of only remembering what she wants to remember. I wish we had that much control over it. If we did, I’d maybe remember that… Continue Reading →

From the two-wrongs-don't-make-it-right file

I suppose there’s something to be said for men needing to appreciate the discomfort and abject pain women often experience in an effort to look currently hot. In general I’m in favor of the cultivation of empathy. But even when… Continue Reading →