When Victims Take Charge

My zero tolerance “One Strike And You’re Out” ‘power feminist’ message that women have the power to end male abuse has annoyed plenty of people. Hard to believe, but the notion of actual female empowerment is still quite radical and threatening to some people, particularly certain types of feminists. So it was gratifying to see the testimony of a former abuse victim...
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The Kinda-Sorta Versatile Blogger Award

Oh wow. I’ve been nominated for the Versatile blogger award, which asks of me, if I accept, to nominate fifteen other bloggers for it. Problem is, I don’t actually know that many bloggers. I wonder if that makes me only kinda-sorta versatile. Unless it’s referring to my ability to kinda-sorta multi-task, upon which…then maybe I should have been nominated for the...
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Microsoft SmartBra 1.0: For A Chest Smarter Than You Are!

The perfect Christmas gift for the woman who has everything else – at least if it’s ever released into the wild – is the Microsoft SmartBra 1.0! You’ve probably heard or read about how pretty soon computers will be built into clothing, betcha never thought it would start with ladies’ underwear, didja? Huh? Huh??? Well okay, if you consider how many engineers and...
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Sack The Quarterback: Bull The Bully’s Tale

This weekend I heard a cautionary tale for bullies: You never know when your actions will come back to bite you in the ass. A high school friend visited me in Toronto. The conversation came around to a fellow I’ll call Bull, because his neck just melted into his head in a straight line, like a bullet. I knew Bull, briefly. He sat in front of me in driver’s ed, with a couple of fawning...
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In Praise Of Short Guys

Ladies, and by that I mean single ladies, I ask you – what is this problem you have with short men? I started thinking about this when someone recently made a comment about one of my short male buddies. “Hey,” I told him, there’s nothing wrong with being short, as long as you don’t have Short Guy’s Disease.” Short Guy’s Disease, as you well know,...
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Sweets to the Sweet – The Super Sweet Award

Mandy Eve Barnett sent me an email last night saying something to the effect of, “Hey! I’ve just nominated you for a blogging award!” (http://www.swatichavda.com/) And I’m all like, “Wow, that’s awesome, whudIdo, whudIdo?” Was it something hysterical I wrote? Was it a blog post positively dripping with brilliance and my Diet-coked-out-of-my-head...
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