Towards A Diet-Free Revolution

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Towards A Diet-Free Revolution Dr. Alexis Conason began her career as a clinical psychologist with a goal to help people lose weight. When she was introduced to the concept of Health at Every Size, she experienced a paradigm shift which she shares in her new book, The Diet-Free Revolution. This book encourages us to take […]

Writing My Own Erotic Stories

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Writing My Own Erotic Stories A never-been-kissed junior high school student, I passed around a battered, spiral bound notebook full of the “naughty” stories I wrote to entertain my girlfriends. I may have been a virgin, but that didn’t stop me from using my Bic pen to write what I imagined to be passionate and […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]

The Challenge of Male Violence

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The Challenge of Male Violence March 8 was International Women’s Day. As they say on their website, the theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Spoken word poet Anisa Mandaula celebrated our power to change the future in a video for the day, saying, “Choose to create history, not to be created by it.” Her poem calls on us […]

What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do

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Take Care of Your Rose: What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do This is the third part of my series on Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2. In 1845, Columbat de l’Isere wrote an early description of what is now called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM: […]

Estradiol the Scam What Am

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Estradiol the Scam What Am. Long before I heard of estradiol, back when I was earning my MBA in the 1970s, we talked about barriers to entry, and how companies (or even countries) can, and do, exploit them to prevent competition .  A barrier to entry is anything that makes it hard for someone else […]