Posts in category "Lists"

21 reasons women have sex they don't want instead of saying no

21 reasons women have sex they don't want instead of saying no
I thought that after the “Cat Person” story everyone understood why women sometimes go through with sexual encounters they don’t want rather than just saying no. Apparently I was wrong, and the debate continues. In an attempt to help, here are 21 reasons why a women might have sex she doesn’t want rather than saying... Read more »

Giving thanks after Thanksgiving

Giving thanks after Thanksgiving
This year has been a blatant reminder of how quickly things can be taken away from us such as people in Puerto Rico who are still without electricity or transgender people in the military facing uncertainty about being able to keep their jobs. It is so important to appreciate what we have because we may not... Read more »

Stages of grief of my flight getting canceled

It was the day I was supposed to fly back home from Philadelphia where I had been for work. At first, everything seemed to be looking up. I was given TSA Pre on my boarding pass, so I was able to breeze through security without so much as taking off my shoes. I was supposed to depart... Read more »
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My 25 most rewatchable movies of all time

Over the weekend* I saw a post from FiveThirtyEight supposedly listing The 25 Most Rewatchable Movies of All Time. They polled people and come up with a list that was topped by Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Lord of the Rings, and Gone with the Wind.  As tends to... Read more »

A spoiler-free list of all the times the Wonder Woman movie made me cry

A spoiler-free list of all the times the Wonder Woman movie made me cry
Um, have you seen the Wonder Woman movie? I saw it last night, and it was as awesome as I had heard. The movie brought tears to my eyes, sometimes out of sadness but usually due to pure elation. I want to share that experience, but I realize that not everyone has seen the movie, which... Read more »

40 women whose stories should be told more often

At the Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain spoke out about the need for more female storytellers. She said watching the portrayals of women in films at the festival was “disturbing.” You can see her full remarks in this video (as tweeted by director, writer, and producer Ava DuVernay). Say that, @jes_chastain. pic.twitter.com/H7QHnEE5JA — Ava DuVernay... Read more »
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40 gender-neutral alternatives to saying "you guys"

Is “you guys” a gender-neutral term? I must admit that I have a habit of using it as such. I grew up with The Electric Company and then The Goonies, which both proudly used the phrase, “Hey, you guys!!!!” I didn’t think much about if for a long time, but is it offensive and exclusionary... Read more »

40 new euphemisms for female masturbation

40 new euphemisms for female masturbation
I made a list of 40 new euphemisms for female masturbation. (You’re welcome.) I can’t promise that none of these have been used before, but I did try to avoid the most obvious/common phrases. Warning: Some of these make absolutely no sense, but they all amuse me. Taking selfies at The Bean Playing chess without a bishop... Read more »

40 things to do on Election Day in the U.S.

40 things to do on Election Day in the U.S.
It’s election day in the United States. If you already voted, thank you. Consider helping others get to to the polls today. If, however, you are eligible vote and have not yet done so I have a few things for you to do today: Vote. Vote even if you know your candidate will win. Nothing... Read more »
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40 creepy starting sentences for stories about librarians

‘Tis the season to write spooky stories, and it seems like someone was looking for some specific assistance that my blog could not provide. I noticed that a search term that brought someone to my blog was “creepy starting sentences to start a story about a librarian.” Well, sadly that person had to go away... Read more »