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The Damage of Child Beauty Pageants

Riot.Jane This is the first time I’ve seen a non-hysterical critique of the phenomenon of child beauty pageants.  Most of the time it seems like it’s moon-bat crazy people throwing tantrums either for or against the concept.  In this blog

Posted in beauty, body image, culture, moms, psychology/psychiatry, relationships, self-esteem

Reason #9 I Love My Bestie

Riot.Jane Conversation had this past Thursday afternoon whilst planning the lunch where she would meet my boyfriend for the first time . . . ME: Okay, I have to ask you this because you’re the only woman I could ever

Posted in humor, relationships

Sexy Sundays | Pulling a Rabbit out of the Hat

Keeping one’s sex life interesting over the long term is sometimes difficult. Reading and hearing advice can help, but sometimes advice is of poor quality, poorly understood, or poorly implemented.  This can lead to bad experiences and devastating consequences. The

Posted in adult, education, love, relationships, sex

Unintentionally Insulting? "Guide to Dating Fat Women"

Riot.Jane I stumbled across Guide to Dating Fat Women, a piece at MadeMan.  MadeMan is a website that bills itself as a service “giving guys the info they need to live life well . . . smart advice on everything from beating a

Posted in culture, education, fat, relationships

The Wrong Lessons to Teach Your Child 101

Some Michiganders and Ohioans are on the front lines of living lessons we shouldn’t be teaching our children, namely that physical violence is the proper response to not getting your own way. Within the last month, a mother-daughter team attacked

Posted in abuse, culture, education, moms, news, parenthood, relationships

*I* Was "The Other Woman"

For almost two years, I was “The Other Woman.”  The man was divine in my eyes.  The wife was a crazy person, and theirs was a loveless marriage.  He stayed married to her because, where he came from, divorced fathers

Posted in confessions, family, law, relationships

Respecting the Memory of "Us"

When I was younger, the nights were worse than the days.  When I tried to quiet my roiling brain, thoughts of the missing man I loved would poke their snouts into the swirling river of thought commanding my brain.  Every

Posted in loss, love, relationships

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