Midweek Media: Only Abstinence Can Prevent Drowning

We Should Ban Life Jackets & Other Flotation Devices

Trigger warning: the graphic below refers in parody to recent events, including Representative Todd Akin, Republican from Missouri, who recently made certain indefensible claims about rape not causing pregnancy. Following links in this article may lead to other articles that discuss these topics, and this one discusses them obliquely. If you haven’t been following the […]

Hollywood Arrogance and Superstition in Movie Making

Note: We have previously discussed this author in regard to content and themes. That is not the subject of this post; if you wish to discuss her writing, please comment here. The topic of this post is the arrogance of the Hollywood establishment coupled with its superstition about success – not the content of the […]

Lee Lee’s Valise


I heard about a cool store in Brooklyn on one of my favorite NPR shows recently. The host interviewed the owner of Lee Lee’s Valise, a plus size clothing boutique. Lisa Dolan is a plus size designer, and she is starring in a TLC reality TV show “Big Brooklyn Style”. I loved what Lisa Dolan […]

Assault on Reproductive Freedom Continues

They call it death by a thousand cuts. The assault on reproductive freedom continues, at the state government level, and unfortunately, it is not just about whether a woman should have the freedom to get an abortion. Indiana has enacted a new law that cuts off federal money to Planned Parenthood in the state, although […]

No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

This book really didn’t grab me; I found the pages of narration about how the main characters wanted to fall all over each other sexually to be overkill, and the plot meandered toward what seemed like the major point – and epic quest – that is finished rather quickly and easily and then the plot […]

It’s All About the Money

Preventing Premature Births, How Much Should It Cost? It cost $30 a month when local pharmacies made it as a gel – and it worked, for the last 8 years. It’s a treatment that helps women carry high-risk pregnancies to term. Now that K-V Pharmaceuticals has gotten it approved as an injectable drug by the […]

The Most Serious And All Pervasive Human Rights Abuse on Earth

Jimmy Carter says much of the discrimination and abuse suffered by women around the world is attributable to a belief “that women are inferior in the eyes of God.” Carter called mistreatment of women “the most serious and all pervasive and damaging human rights abuse on Earth.” I heard a spot on the national news […]