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I owe my friend Sharon an apology. She asked about my new car, probably because black is notorious for being difficult to keep clean. Sharon wanted to know if washing the car was my husband’s job and I replied “my car, my responsibility” … 579 more words


Take me Seriously: The Conversation we Shouldn't Need to Have on Feminism and Femininity

It’s no secret that the media and entertainment industries are no friend of women when it comes to being taken seriously.  Examine any popular movie about a woman doing well in her career and I can assure you that the climax will consist of her whole life hanging by a thread, as if she can’t in fact have it all; how frustrating and insulting.   839 more words


Gender Essentialism and Naive Expectations

Recently, on Facebook, I saw two posts on different pages that expressed a typical feminist view of women, which I find woefully naive.

Namely, both pages put forth the idea that increased female involvement in two different types of situations would have brought about a totally different and better outcome. 370 more words


Avoiding Burn-Out

In addition to speaking at the 2013 True Colours GSA Conference last October, I also attended a workshop discussing the issue of burn-out. Now, before attending this workshop, I hadn’t even considered burn-out. 423 more words


Be Who You Wanna Be


I just want to start off by say ing that the main idea if this blog is not my own, but is something I’ve decided to blog about based on a comment from my sister’s friend. 622 more words

Beanie Babies


The Beanie Babies were a popular line of stuffed animals in the 1990s. You can tell the difference between a beanie baby and any other stuffed animal just by holding it. 428 more words

Beanie Babies