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So the day after the catcalling, and that phone call. Apparently I should be flattered? Sigh And the phone call? You want to talk to me like I'm an idiot because I'm a woman? What gives you that right? Sad dude, get a life. You had no idea who I was, but q
Elle · 1197 days ago

****Trigger Warning For Content Related to Sexual Assault**** It took almost twenty years for me to acknowledge the break-in that happened a few short weeks before I left for college wasn't an attempted robbery but was in fact an attempted rape. Waking up
Hegemommy · 1760 days ago

Rape, a word and despicable act every woman should stand against. There is no excuse for it. None. So, how can some women betray others by laughing about it, finding "excuses" for the rapists, and even blame the victims. If the victim was their sister, mot
Elle · 1776 days ago

  This is not a war!   It's never a good idea to throw people in the same boat just because they have one thing, or even more in common. Sweeping judgments like these bring disaster and more hatred. Attacking other groups in the name of defending your own
Elle · 1787 days ago

In my line of work the idea of "civility" can be a little tricky. Frequently speaking truth to power is characterized as "uncivilized" rhetoric. You've likely heard the saying that "well-behaved women rarely make history." That kind of thing. For the patri
Hegemommy · 1804 days ago

  Figures show that up to a third of sixth-form girls had been touched inappropriately by boys in their school. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9676600/Explicit-web-pornography-behind-surge-in-schoolgirl-sex-abuse.html And the case of the wo
Elle · 1854 days ago

Look what I came across this morning, I had to share.   We've seen all the gross headlines, the despicable comments, the way women are portrayed in the media. But what can we do? Do we make a stand or just accept it? Every time I've posted or responded to
Elle · 1931 days ago

Wow, I really loved that quote. I was reading this article about a Spanish doctor. Dr Carlos Gonzalez is the author of "Kiss me" and "My child won't eat."   If you've read some of my posts you will know I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to parenthood and be
Elle · 2025 days ago

  I really thought when I saw the link to this article I would agree with it. I do, in some ways. Unfortunately the woman who wrote is so focused on her lost dream of being a mother she ends up criticising everybody else and losing track. She sorts of admi
Elle · 2067 days ago

I don't understand this, lots more I don't understand but...   It was just a few slaps. That’s OK then?   Heard today, the actor who admitted to slapping his ex-wife. "I couldn't handle the fact she was a strong woman," he said. The ex-wife, an actress who
Elle · 2095 days ago

  I am a feminist, to me,woman = feminist. Feminism means different things to people. For me,it just means respecting women as much as men and thus giving women the same rights and opportunities as men. There are some women out there giving the wrong id
Elle · 2109 days ago

Every year, the same question, an accusation for some. "Do we really need Women's Day?" Of course, we do. And why not?   So, I've been away and I've been quiet. My friends know why, no need to go back on that. I am extremely tired and concentrating on my
Elle · 2111 days ago

In November I had the distinct privilege of being part of a group, invited by The Global Fund, to travel to Ghana and witness first hand some of their efforts at eliminating HIV infection from mothers to infants. To call the trip humbling is almost meaning
Hegemommy · 2160 days ago

Back when I was first making the decision to quit practicing law and do, well, anything other than work in a law firm, I spent A LOT of time agonizing over what my "purpose" was. "If money was no object, what would you do?" I remember being asked, "what's
Hegemommy · 2186 days ago

November is traditionally the month of being thankful, and this month's topic asks us to explore the idea of giving and receiving, especially in the context of being thankful. And let me just say I tried. I really, really tried. But it's been a long year.
Hegemommy · 2222 days ago

To me sex is linked to love. I wouldn't engage in sex without love and a strong connection. Everybody is free to do what they want as long as they're not hurting anybody, that's my personal choice. Two people are in love, they're kissing. What's wrong with
Elle · 2250 days ago

Amazing. I write about sex all the time--well the consequences of sex on women's lives, both positive and negative, consensual and coerced, but actually writing about sex well, that's proven to be a different thing altogether.For starters, it has made me r
Hegemommy · 2254 days ago

Topless Women at SlutWalk Demand Respect: Is This the Right Tactic? This an article I read on the Huffington Post today http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leora-tanenbaum/topless-women-at-slutwalk_b_993361.html , and here's my comment.   God, no. Why as a woma
Elle · 2261 days ago

Last week Rihanna was told to cover up by the farmer in which field she was filming her latest clip. At first I hadn't heard the whole story but then found out she was actually topless. As far as I'm concerned she can take the lot off if she so desires. Co
Elle · 2264 days ago

Yesterday I made tomato soup from scratch. The fact that I made soup is unremarkable because I make soup all the time, and being that it is September and tomatoes are in full swing, me making tomato soup should be no big deal. But without even realizing
Hegemommy · 2282 days ago

It's not the being that is hard, it is the becoming. It's being on the verge.What am I on the verge of? Everything. Nothing. All of it at once.No, these are not fortunes from a cookie, or daily meditations sent from my emailed horoscope. These are truths e
Hegemommy · 2282 days ago
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