Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers! Our (Canadian) Thanksgiving was way back in October, but no matter when you celebrate Thanksgiving, there’s always something for which to be thankful. (I, for one, am thankful that I am not an American — especially not right now during this bleak period in American history.  But I digress.) … Continue reading Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)

Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller

Rihanna’s weight comment to The Cut changed how I think about myself and the black community at large. Source: Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller My thoughts: So many thoughts. Where do I start?   “Jean Twenge, Ph.D, who studies the intersection of race and self-esteem, has an idea … Continue reading Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller

#MeToo: Harvey Weinstein, the Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment, and Why Women, Like Myself, Sometimes Choose to Remain Silent

Like Terry Crews, reading about Harvey Weinstein makes my stomach turn.

It makes my stomach turn because Harvey Weinstein is a royal piece of sh*t and I have absolutely no sympathy for his fall from grace (like none.  Whatsoever.).  It makes my stomach turn because of the abject perversity of using one’s power and influence to coerce women into sex.  But the real reason these allegations make my stomach turn is because it happened to me. Continue reading #MeToo: Harvey Weinstein, the Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment, and Why Women, Like Myself, Sometimes Choose to Remain Silent