Progressives Move Country Right

Circular firing squad

Circular firing squad

Since DJT’s election I’ve heard plenty of protests.

Well deserved, given the racism and misogyny that so frequently spews from his mouth… or wherever.

But I am also angered by the number of protesters who didn’t even bother to vote.

Or who voted third-party. Read the rest of this entry

Moana: Reconnecting to Our Hearts

Disney's Moana and Maui

Disney’s Moana and Maui

One day while collecting seashells Princess Moana found a heart.

It had once belonged to the island goddess Te Fiti — until the trickster god Maui stole it to enhance his strength. But the lava demon Te Ka fought Maui for it, and the heart was lost.

Lacking this vital organ, Princess Moana’s island began to die.

On her deathbed, Moana’s grandmother told her to return the heart to the goddess.  Read the rest of this entry

Women Distracted By “How They Look” In Bed

Distracted in bed.

Distracted in bed.

“Spectatoring” is the word Masters and Johnson used to describe watching yourself have sex instead of being swept up in sexual pleasure.

You aren’t in the game, you are watching from the sidelines — present and absent all at once.

To get a sense of how commonly young women get distracted, I asked this survey question:

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An Insecure Journey to “Beauty” 

Victoria's Secret Angel

Victoria’s Secret Angel

By Sarah Merrick

Each year around the holidays 9 million viewers and I tune into the one-hour insecurity ride that is the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”

Weeks later I’m still dazed by self-doubt. Is that how boys think I should look?

Apparently.

The Super Bowl soon follows with guys drooling over the large breasts, tiny waist, and flowing blonde hair of a model savoring a Carl’s Jr. burger. (Likely the only meal she’s had in days.) Her name in 2016 was Charlotte McKinney — and the ad was voted one of the Super Bowl’s best. Read the rest of this entry

Men Needn’t Hate Pretty Women

angry-manThere must be a lot of men who hate pretty women because Google constantly brings them — or people who want to understand them – to me via this post: “Men Who Hate Pretty Women.”

They come, and they say things like this:

Beauty makes me extremely angry, so much that I can’t stand to look at beautiful women in the street … She’d want somebody taller, richer, more muscular, more handsome, more whatever it is that women want.

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Winning Isn’t Everything, Donald

Donald Trump as a boy.

Donald Trump as a boy.

When Donald Trump was a little boy his dad told him – on a regular basis – that the world is divided into winners and losers, and the Trumps were winners.

Little Donald seems to have taken the lesson to heart. He has striven to prove his winning ways to himself and to everyone else all his life.

But does winning bring happiness? Read the rest of this entry

What Women Want From Romance

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romance-2Last time I posted the first half of Pamela’s essay on what women want from romance. She had gathered ten women and ten men friends to ask what women want from romance. We’ve heard what the men think. Now it’s the women’s turn, as we continue her essay:  

So, what is it that we woman want? Is it gifts and flowers? Is it fancy dinners and bling? Or, are our ideas of romance more along the lines of that little kiss in public and making us the center of your attention, even if just for a few moments? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry

What Men Think Women Want From Romance

romance-3By 

They walk hand in hand. Their eyes meet briefly. Wistful smiles touch their lips. They sigh as one. When the couple reaches the park bench they sit and talk a moment. He grins. She giggles. Then he goes down on one knee, an unmistakable little box in one hand. With hope in his eyes, he pops the question and opens the box, extending it forward, waiting, holding his breath with his heart racing for her single word reply. Read the rest of this entry

Hillary Did Win the Popular Vote

Hillary Clinton breaks Presidential glass ceiling!

Hillary Clinton breaks Presidential glass ceiling! I wish!

I am a Hillary Clinton supporter and very excited to vote with my grandmother, who is 93. Just 3 years before she was born the US granted women the right to vote. She is also excited to vote for the first female president and is delighted with how far our world has come.

That’s from Maddy, one of my students.

Hillary Clinton may not have broken the Presidential glass ceiling, but she did make history. Read the rest of this entry

Please Take Away His Twitter

Uh, that should be thumbs down on Twittering Trump.

Uh, that should be thumbs down on Tweeting Trump.

I’m too tired to wait for final election results so I’m posting my blog with the expectation of very bad news in the morning.

I “get” the electorate’s impulse to lob a Molotov cocktail into a dysfunctional system that serves only the elite.

I just hope we don’t blow up our entire democracy. Read the rest of this entry

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