After years of considering girls, a woman finally decides to date one. And then they stay together WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too long, because she doesn’t get that 90% of what she “loves” about the relationship is that her partner is a woman.
And you can’t say anything, you know? You just have to watch and try to support your friend- who is completely smitten with a girl who doesn’t love her, she just loves women.
Let’s say I’ve been under a rock for the past 2 years and now I am ready to get back online. Say I know about Youtube and Hulu, I even have netflicks. But if I were to just open up a computer today for the first time in 2 years, what are the 5 coolest/ most helpful things I can do online now, but couldn’t a few years ago? or, to put it another way (more specifically, a “High Fidelity” way) what are your top 5 awesomest uses for the internet?
The estate of the late, great Bea Arthur — aka Maude, aka Dorothy Petrillo Sbornak — has donated $300,000 to the Ali Forney Center. The nation’s largest organization dedicated to homeless GLBT youth, the center announced at Arthur’s memorial service last month that they planned to purchase a building to house 12 youths and name it her honor.
The Ali Forney Center offers emergency shelter and transitional housing in numerous residential sites in New York City, and operates drop-in centers offering food, clothing, medical and mental health treatment, HIV testing, treatment and prevention services, and vocational and educational assistance — providing services to over 1,000 young people each year. (shakes)
“A 38-year-old woman in Ithaca, N.Y., said she was raped last year and then penalized by insurers because in giving her medical history she mentioned an assault she suffered in college 17 years earlier. The woman, Kimberly Fallon, told a nurse about the previous attack and months later, her doctor’s office sent her a bill for treatment. She said she was informed by a nurse and, later, the hospital’s billing department that her health insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, not only had declined payment for the rape exam, but also would not pay for therapy or medication for trauma because she “had been raped before.”—
I just bought tights for my little girl (well, technically 2 pair of tights and one legging). She is going to look super cute. But I don’t know- do I wash them in the machine? Can I throw them in the dryer? These don’t sound right to me. Any help from you girly inclined folks would be appreciated.
The mother sleeps by her 3 year old so he won’t come in to take her. But he does anyway, after she falls asleep he comes into the room to take his daughter back to their bed. While his wife sleeps against her will, he molests their baby, his baby. And don’t say she should do something. She has done everything- and there is no relief. I do not tell you this to make you sad. I tell you this for the same reason I work here- because it is so.
I’m doing this thing where I clean my house really well so when my ex comes tomorrow she’ll be like, “oh shit, this bitch has got it together.” Other things I hope she may think to herself include, “Wow, there aren’t any pictures of me around” and “Fuck, I can’t find any of the cool shit I was going to try to snatch from her!”
Except I kinda suck at cleaning. So I may be my own worst enemy here.
“Our president is not your Icon. He is our elected leader. The fact that this award is being given to Obama for EXISTING is embarassing. He should refuse the prize, and ask to be considered after he has a body of work worth assessing. Until then, the international hero worship needs to die the fuck down so America can grow the fuck up.”—
We would be if he raped a child, or raped anyone, for that matter! Or did anything illegal or harmful. But, as of right now, it seems as though his sexual acts were consensual, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The First Amendment gives us, as citizens, the right to associate, and within that right is the right to enter into an intimate relationship with another individual. Letterman can fuck anyone that he wants to, as long as they want him too. Why they would is an entirely different matter. Homeboy is OLD.
So Salon says: As far as we know, Letterman’s affairs with staffers were consensual. Workplace canoodling happens all the time, and so are young women frequently drawn to male superiors. Many find power imbalances to be very sexy — and more power (or less, as it were) to ‘em. There is nothing inherently wrong about a sexual relationship between two adults who are at different points in their careers. It would be awfully patronizing to suggest that women aren’t capable of meaningfully consenting to sex with a workplace superior. That isn’t to say I don’t pass personal judgment on Letterman for sleeping with young women who were from the sounds of it at the starts of their careers — oh, judgment abounds, believe me! But is it illegal, is it sexual harassment?
You can not consent to sex with a superior. Period. The arguments that “a lot of people do it” or “I personally think it’s hot to sleep with my boss” are asinine. Sleeping with your boss because it’s fun completely disregards the thousands of people who are coerced into unwanted sex by superiors. Women and men who are not being victimized by others (PRIVILEGE) have an obligation to those who are victimized to not perpetuate harmful ideas about victimization by playfully participating in inappropriate behavior. This is why rape jokes aren’t funny. This is why telling your kid you are going to “beat his ass” isn’t cute. So if you want to fuck your boss- quit your job. If you don’t want to fuck your boss, but you act like you do to stay safe you are most people who fuck their boss. And you have a right to be pissed at the people who thought it was cute when they fucked the same person a few months ago. Tell them- thanks for muddying up the waters, jackass.
So, I’d say there’s at least one mad feminist. Also, Salon, dumb article. Just sayin. The last line of your article, “perhaps the final answer to the question posed by innumerable bloggers is that feminists don’t yet know enough about Letterman’s affairs to be outraged.” Was your clue to wait a day or two before going to print.
“These data points suggest a rather simple approach to America’s obesity problem: Stop hating. If we weren’t such unrepentant body bigots, fat people might earn more money, stay in school, and receive better medical care in hospitals and doctor’s offices. All that would go a long way toward mitigating the health effects of excess weight—and its putative costs. But there’s an even better reason to think that America’s glutton intolerance is a threat to public health and the federal budget. Recent epidemiological research implies that the shame of being obese poses its own medical risk. Mental anguish harms the body; weight stigma can break your heart.”—
“— The health effects of discrimination against fat people. - By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine