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(Reality) Check, Please

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Just because he’s a “great guy” doesn’t mean he should be your guy. I mean, we’ve all bought shoes we love but can’t wear because they simply kill our feet. Who says it isn’t the same with men?

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Men are Dirtbags

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Alright. Not all men are dirtbags. Not Gary. Not my father. And not my brothers. . . I think. 🙂 . But, to many men, this term is a badge of honor. They even celebrate their dirtbagginess by naming their teams Dirtbags and reveling in it. But the kind of dirtbags I’m talking about aren’t to be celebrated.  When you hear about UN peacekeepers sexually abusing kids in Central Africa, those dirtbags are guys. You won’t find a lot of women guilty of this.  When you hear about all the sexual abuse that’s happened in the Catholic church, that was done by  priests. Now, I’m not saying that women don’t also sexually abuse kids sometimes. And they certainly are guilty of simple abuse. But overwhelmingly, when we hear about children – even babies – being sexually attacked or being made sex slaves, that is predominantly by and for the male of the species. (more…)

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The Ultimate, Teeny Weeny Challenge

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I thought to myself: what kind of challenge could I create that could be just as interesting as the ALS challenge but also address the sexuality double standard?  I knew there had to be something that would fit the Beyond Babedom readership. . . (more…)

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(Male) Members Only

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

You and I aren’t members of this club. And we never can  be. And that’s a shame, because that’s where so much of the networking and gladhanding and atta boys happen. Yeah, I don’t have penis envy, but I DO have Penis Club envy.

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Calendar Girl

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I’ve got an iPhone and I use it to keep track of all the stuff I want to remember – grocery lists, appointments, deadlines. Probably most people have some sort of gadget – or maybe even  DayTimer (time machine alert!) so they don’t miss things.
So, tell me: if I can’t memorize my own schedule, why the hell does Gary expect me to remember his? (more…)

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