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The Elusive Orgasm (EXCERPT)

The Elusive Orgasm (EXCERPT)

Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 19:48:05 in Books

“PS Orgasms are a way to make those of us mothers who haven't been fooled by the inherent cuteness of baby clothes.”
The Elusive Orgasm (EXCERPT)

The Elusive Orgasm (EXCERPT)

Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 19:44:58 in Books

“Like a stop-motion film of an orchid in bloom:

The shivering growth and extension of a quivering bud that suddenly and unexpectedly spills open in wild blooming and seems to overflow, finally collapsing out around itself.

(Ha. I said "orchid".)”
Naomi Wolf Talks 'Vagina' And 'The Beauty Myth'

Naomi Wolf Talks 'Vagina' And 'The Beauty Myth'

Commented Sep 16, 2012 at 03:14:53 in Women

“I'm going to have to call the patriarchy comment short-sighted. I absolutely agree that feminine sexuality shouldn't be a mystery to women, and that talking about this is a good thing. I don't have a problem with the subject matter of the book. But in this interview, to dismiss masculinity issues out of hand?

I'm not going to explain Masculinity Studies very well here, but it works with feminism partly in addressing the issues that permit men to mistreat women, with or without thinking. (It also goes to how they might mistreat each other, such as "effeminate" boys being bullied for not being masculine enough.) It is to feminism's advantage to talk about this because, after all, a woman may not NEED a man, but a man who views marriage as a partnership, who doesn't not feel like less of a man because he washes dishes, wears the baby bjorn, and strives to give attention to the things mentioned in this book benefits a woman. Plus having male coworkers who don't feel threatened by working with a woman also benefits her. Men are worthy to be studied on their own, since ideas of masculinity have an effect on how they treat themselves, women, and other men around them.

My point is that, if Wolf dismisses men's self-respect as being only tied to traditional patriarchy, she also dismisses men who are supportive partners and men hurt by rigid standards of masculinity.”

newshound620 on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:00:21

“No, she's saying patriarchy is the trigger. You shouldn't be hurt by it if you don't identify with it.”

Fran Jaime on Sep 16, 2012 at 04:58:40

“Well said! I'm a life-long feminist and was really taken aback by Ms. wolf's comment. It IS completely dismissive and misses the fact that the privileges men acquire through patriarchy come at a high cost to themselves as well! Thank you!”
Naomi Wolf Talks 'Vagina' And 'The Beauty Myth'

Naomi Wolf Talks 'Vagina' And 'The Beauty Myth'

Commented Sep 16, 2012 at 01:45:26 in Women

http://mensstudies.org/

And yes, as a feminist, I think it's a good thing.”
Pope Benedict XVI Seen As Tired, Weak

Pope Benedict XVI Seen As Tired, Weak

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 04:47:51 in Religion

“You don't get to say that every time.”
Pope Benedict XVI Seen As Tired, Weak

Pope Benedict XVI Seen As Tired, Weak

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 04:47:05 in Religion

“Cf. John Paul II. As I recall, they were deliberately looking for someone who had a shorter life expectancy.”
'Ellen Show' Proposal Rejected

'Ellen Show' Proposal Rejected

Commented Dec 17, 2011 at 02:47:58 in Weddings

“And I would rather marry someone because I've evaluated all aspects of his character fully, and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him... as opposed to just rushing to get married because we're horny. Just sayin.”
Solar System's Moons Are Spectacular And Diverse (PHOTOS)

Solar System's Moons Are Spectacular And Diverse (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 07:32:26 in Green

“I wonder why there's no explanation for who Ganymede is...”

Dragonlupin on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:44:03

“They probably thought people would get weirded out because Ganymede was a boy and a one of Zeus's lovers.”

frank day on Dec 16, 2011 at 08:07:39

“Divine hero and most beautiful of mortals.”
2011 In Photos: From More Than 1 Million Images To Just 10

2011 In Photos: From More Than 1 Million Images To Just 10

Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 09:20:28 in Home

“There's a much better collection, partly because it's longer, here:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-most-powerful-photos-of-2011
Mitt Romney Grilled By Gay Veteran On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Mitt Romney Grilled By Gay Veteran On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 09:07:43 in Politics

“The Constitution also antedates Mormonism, so there's another belief not up for consideration in 1787...”
The 10 Most Sugary Cereals

The 10 Most Sugary Cereals

Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 07:22:32 in Healthy Living

“I actually remember being about 4 or 5 and telling my mother (late 1980s) that she should buy me Froot Loops, and that they were a good source of vitamin C. Oh, the power of advertising...”
Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 02:53:49 in College

“Both -- combo. (Although currently on fellowship in Europe.)”

Who what why wOOF on Nov 29, 2011 at 00:35:38

“cool...”
Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 14:45:14 in College

“A reasonable person on HP? Who knew! Nearly got caught up myself...
--An east-coast grad student at UT Austin”

Who what why wOOF on Nov 27, 2011 at 18:55:06

“masters or PhD?”

Who what why wOOF on Nov 27, 2011 at 18:54:47

“Well, Austin!? cmon Austin is not Tex.lol”
'All American Muslim' Explores The Hijab Dilemma (VIDEO)

'All American Muslim' Explores The Hijab Dilemma (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 01:28:25 in Religion

“Must be nice on a bad hair day.”

qzy on Nov 28, 2011 at 10:16:28

“Or, if you have bruises.”
Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Commented Nov 26, 2011 at 23:55:13 in College

“Good thing your UC education prepared you not to make uninformed generalizations.”

Who what why wOOF on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:44:42

“mea culpa, your right. I get caught up!”
Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Professors Get Low Marks: Princeton Review List

Commented Nov 26, 2011 at 23:48:46 in College

“I have a good friend who teaches at Texas Tech. She's trying desperately to leave. I suspect it takes a special kind of person to stay in Lubbock long-term, which may account for your experience there...”
Lady Gaga Ziplines Into 'Good Morning America' Central Park Concert (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga Ziplines Into 'Good Morning America' Central Park Concert (VIDEO)

Commented May 28, 2011 at 00:55:53 in Entertainment

“She reminds me of Colleen McCollough's description of Cleopatra as a "small, beaky-nosed girl". Actually, without the make-up and the costuming, that's what she is, but when you put the whole package together, she's practically the queen of Egypt (in a sense)...”

eve mahar on May 28, 2011 at 04:26:20

“she is a Queen, yes!”

interlude on May 28, 2011 at 01:06:50

“I'm reading her book now. Didn't realize she had such breadth and depth.”
Lady Gaga Ziplines Into 'Good Morning America' Central Park Concert (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga Ziplines Into 'Good Morning America' Central Park Concert (VIDEO)

Commented May 28, 2011 at 00:54:05 in Entertainment

“The egg was conceptually more interesting. With the zipline, I feel like you had to be there (and, frankly, after camping out for three days, you're probably more impressionable anyway).”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 15:01:24 in World

“My inner platonist is in complete accordance; my outer observationalist recognizes the legalistic manipulations, as do most people in Italy, for what they are. Alas, the calls of BS fall on deaf ears stuffed with money...”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:57:18 in World

“It reads like bad satire, but he was totally doing that -- and people were out in the square protesting it -- when I was there in 2003.”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:55:57 in World

“I think I just wrote without looking at the general overview of the comments... an astute comment. Honestly, even if you disagree with Obama, wouldn't you have the sense to think to consider that maybe "I disagree with you" is not the same as "I think a child-molester, monopolist, and media-squelcher is superior to you"?”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:54:13 in World

“I've had discussions with Italians about this. The problem is that with that in their system, they have a lot of people who oppose Berlusconi, but they can't agree with each other on anything except their dislike for Berlusconi -- whereas Berlusconi's Forza Italia has a united front and manages to get the votes together. I got this and a shrug back in 06/07 when I tried to embarrass an Italian for mocking my country for electing Bush twice...”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:48:58 in World

“Troppo vasta. Non ho mai visto una denuncia di conspirazione di sinistra che non era un messaggio datto dalla vasta conspirazione di destra.

Ma se Silvio diventa un membro della vasta conspirazione di sinistra, almeno sappiamo che lui è capace di prendere la festa.”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:40:16 in World

“"Obama had a bemused look on his face, although whether this was the result of an unexpected visit from Berlusconi, or Berlusconi's unexpectedly funky cologne, sources are unable to confirm."”
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