Category: Feminism

Book Sex—Clean or ‘Dirty’?

March 7th, 2019

Slut-Shaming the Protagonist? Women! We’ve fought long and hard to liberate our sexuality from the shackles of shame. Yet, it now seems there’s a bit of an upsurge in the return to the literary chastity belt. The bedroom door has been slammed shut. Again. ‘Clean’ romance is the amour du jour. Book sex is getting… See More

Why It’s Time for a New Women’s Anthem!

April 14th, 2017

I ♥ My Dirty-Girl Mouth I have a potty-mouth. It’s not a bad thing. For a long time, though, I was ashamed of what came out of my bazoo. Why couldn’t I be demure—ladylike, like the fairy-tale damsel? It’s not as if I didn’t try to make nice. We bobby-socked baby-boomers were groomed to. Still,… See More

Sleeping with the Enemy? (Why It’s Worth It.)

February 22nd, 2016

Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? I’m sleeping with the enemy. And there’s more than one. Oh, I don’t know them in the biblical sense, and I haven’t seen them, as such. Then who are they? My personal demons, that’s who. Yes. I am in bed with my demons. Boomer Rumour For a very long… See More

Digging up the Dirt on Happily Ever After

October 6th, 2015

‘And They Lived Happily Ever After …’ This blah-blah tagline that full-stops fairy tales embedded itself in the fantasy-loving part of my brain when I was a kid. Years later, I devoured adult fairy tales—romance novels. My hippocampus hankered for that HEA ending, which, for a multitude of women was, and still is, the most… See More

Are You a Woman with Balls?

September 8th, 2015

Above and Beyond Once upon a time, goddesses were important. By the time our stories began with ‘Once upon a time’, goddesses had become unimportant. Womankind kinda got hidden from view as man played God, and systematically worked at guiding our mindsets into an oppositional arrangement: Science over art Fact over fantasy Thinking over feeling… See More