The Penis Threat

Sexual assault victims are routinely harassed, blamed, or questioned about their role in the crime. In no other setting is the victim routinely queried about their consent.

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My First Untenable Business (as an adult)

Shortly after Jane was born and I came out of my post partum haze I realized I was bored. I loved being home with my daughter but I needed a hobby and I needed one quickly. We bought a house when she was 6 or 7 weeks old. I spent a few months painting and decorating it and then I needed something else to do. There’s a limited amount of decorating you can do with 1,800 square feet and a minuscule budget. So I started buying and selling things online. …

I’m a Twexpert Giving Twitter Twips: Using the @ Reply Function on Twitter

@jessicagottlieb has written this wonderful post about recognizing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis bit.ly/1bqc7JD — Arthritis Queensland (@ArthritisQLD) June 11, 2013     This is a tweet that I wish you’d seen but probably didn’t. There are a lot of tweets like this one and if you haven’t been on twitter for 928 years (or four) you might not know that your updates aren’t being seen. In the earliest days of twitter you’d see a stream starting with @whomever and there was no natural filtering of that. As Twitter became …

A Week and a Half Without Social Media

I thought that I would miss Facebook. I really don’t. I thought that I’d miss twitter. Nope. I thought I’d miss connecting with my friends. I do connect with my friends and now when we text or talk we haven’t had the conversation already. The hiatus is good. Yesterday I got a text from Gib that read: I’ve been enjoying your blog even more after your Facebook break! Which made my heart soar, mostly because Gib gives it to me straight and also because he’s smart and thoughtful and I’m …