I Want to Talk a Little Bit About Rape: Even the Less Rapey Rape

Earlier this week Stacey Rambold was sentenced to 30 days for the rape of a 14 year old girl who ultimately committed suicide. Rambold already had a sweetheart deal where he had avoided a felony rape conviction by entering into a sex-offender treatment program but after having unsupervised visits with minors and a sexual relationship with a woman he was kicked out of the program. Stacey Rambold is not a success story but District Judge G. Todd Baugh in Montana defends the 30 day sentence (prosecutors recommended 10 years) by …

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Miley Cyrus Moves into Adulthood Publicly: America Freaks Out

Miley Cyrus gave quite a performance at the VMAs last night. In case you’re unaware (Mom, this is for you), Miley Cyrus has a famous father who has managed her career which began sometime around age 11. She is 20 and her resume is longer than most adults in the neighborhood. Last night’s performance featured a lot of tongue, dancing that once upon a time was reserved for strip clubs and flirtation with both genders. Much like Emily Ratajkowski (age 22) Miley appeared to be next to naked. The question …

Things Alexander Doesn’t Want to do for a Living

Alexander doesn’t know what he wants to do for a living. Give him a break, he’s only 12. He’s a pragmatic 12 year old who recognizes that he would only change his mind a million times so he’ll just make a decision later on and skip the whole mind changing part of things. Here are the things he absolutely does not want to do for a living: Be a doctor. Blood is just not interesting to him. Sit at a desk and look at papers Be an accountant Work in …

A Fascinating Bait and Switch for New Bloggers

At a recent women’s blogging conference one of the sponsor booths had a giant wheel that you’d spin to win a gift card. Well, sort of. You see you’d spin the wheel and it would say something like $25 or $100 and then you’d get a bit of paper with a note about follow up to claim your gift card. This morning many bloggers got the following email: It was great to get the chance to chat with you at BlogHer13 about [redacted]! I’m writing because you were one of …

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Pre High School Conversations

ME: It’s time for you to drive. This is bullshit. JANE: [grinning] What kind of car are you going to buy me? ME: I’m sorry for cussing ME & JANE [in chorus]: Cussing doesn’t count in bad traffic. ME: I don’t know. We want you in something safe. JANE: Jerry said he’s never cut a dead body out of a BMW or a Mercedes. [Jerry is our firefighter neighbor] ME: That’s a very real possibility but it won’t be anywhere near new. JANE: [smiling and nodding] I know And then …