Category: Life

Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo

Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo
sex·u·al ha·rass·ment /ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl həˈræsmənt/ noun uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (such as an employee or student) Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online The day of reckoning for sexual harassment perpetrators is clearly here. Starting with Bill Cosby, then Fox TV’s Roger Ailes,... Read more »

A feminist's complicated take on Hugh Hefner and Playboy

The death of Hugh Hefner, at 91, gave me pause to consider his legacy. Was Hefner a beacon of freedom for the first wave of women’s liberation fighters, urging them to break free of societal norms and enjoy their bodies? Was he a purveyor of pornography and narcissism in its most virulent form? Was he... Read more »

Eclipsed by none: Previewing Wizard World Comic Con Chicago August 24-27

Eclipsed by none: Previewing Wizard World Comic Con Chicago August 24-27
I promised to hug two blonde pop culture icons at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, coming the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont August 24-27.  After all, the persuasive charms of “America’s favorite houseguest” turned celebrity host Kato Kaelin and actress Loni Anderson cannot be underestimated. The 20th Anniversary celebration includes a special screening... Read more »
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Encouraging Thoughts When Life Deals You Lemons...

Encouraging Thoughts When Life Deals You Lemons...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: When life gives you lemons…make lemonade! The irrepressible Dale Carnegie is credited with the quote, from his 1948 book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. What it means is to look at life positively, despite every obstacle in the way. Carnegie suggests the following: Fill your mind... Read more »