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When is rape not rape? When it includes BDSM apparently

When is rape not rape? When it includes BDSM apparently
Unless you’ve been living in a cave over the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the movie 50 Shades of Grey based on the series of books of the same name. In case you haven’t, it’s a story of a young woman who is seduced by an older, grotesquely wealthy man who is very... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West: Adults and society are to blame, so leave the kids alone

Jackie Robinson West: Adults and society are to blame, so leave the kids alone
Earlier today, Little League® International released its decision in the alleged Jackie Robinson West cheating scandal in the 2014 season. The decision in part reads: The Charter/Tournament Committee has decided to vacate the league’s wins from the 2014 Little League® International Tournament, including its Great Lakes Regional and United States Championships, and suspend team manager... Read more »

Rape allegations against Bill Cosby have changed his legacy from the one we want to the one we need

Rape allegations against Bill Cosby have changed his legacy from the one we want to the one we need
A friend of mine posted on Facebook about a conversation she had with her daughter this morning that began with her daughter asking, “Is Bill Cosby a rapist?” This question from her tween, made my friend realize that she could no longer separate Bill Cosby the man, who is accused of sexually abusing at least... Read more »
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What Joan Rivers taught us about death and dying

What Joan Rivers taught us about death and dying
Unless you just arrived here via time travel from the 1980s and in a DeLorean, and if you did, let’s talk ASAP, you know that pioneering comic Joan Rivers died last week. If you did arrive here via time travel, I’m sorry for the spoiler. But seriously, call me ASAP. I want to go back.... Read more »

Dear DMV: Kiss my ass

Dear DMV: Kiss my ass
Dear DMV, Yes, what happened between us today is at least partly my fault. Heck, I’ll own 50% of it, but I really wish you could meet me half way on this one and recognize your responsibility. If you could have done that, our special time together could have been far more pleasant and we’d... Read more »

Sex Spreadsheets: Just Say NO!

Sex Spreadsheets: Just Say NO!
By now you’ve heard or seen the story about the irritated husband who sent his wife a sex spreadsheet tracking all the times he’d tried to have sex with her over a seven week period and all of her excuses. In all, they had sex three times in seven weeks when the husband tried to... Read more »
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Call me Jessica

Call me Jessica
My name is Jessica. More specifically, my name is Jessica Lynn Gardner. I was given my first name in memory of my late grandfather, Jesse. We never met because he died on my mom’s 13th birthday. Lynn, my middle name, is the first name of my mom’s best friend from college. They were roommates for... Read more »

Kickstarter potato salad campaign: Crazy or brilliant?

You’ve heard about that dude who created a Kickstarter potato salad campaign in hopes that he could raise $10. That’s right. When Zak Danger Brown start-up entrepreneur of Columbus, Ohio, hit that lofty goal, he said he’d make some potato salad. POTATO SALAD. The guy said he’s toss some boiled potatoes together in a tangy... Read more »

Does Facebook condone child pornography?

Earlier tonight a fellow ChicagoNow blogger and friend of mine linked a video on Facebook and commented “(For the second time today) Jesus take the wheel.” I looked at the screen shot of the video and saw two girls dancing. Knowing my friend, I figured the video would be some sort of spoof or parody... Read more »
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We are a drug addicted nation and it's not only 100% legal, but it's encouraged

We are a drug addicted nation and it's not only 100% legal, but it's encouraged
Disclaimer: I am a fan of Western medicine. I think they’ve made some incredible strides in curing and completely eradicating previously deadly illnesses and disabilities. I like doctors and nurses and EMTs. They work hard and often see people at their absolute worst. They deliver good news and life changing awful news and are sometimes... Read more »
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