“A writer is someone who is interested in all the arts, in politics, and of course the psychology of people. Someone passionate about everything.”
– Susan Sontag, Radio France Interview (“Regarding Susan Sontag,” from HBO)
An excerpt from the latest book by Taylor Marsh:
…It’s one thing to want a traditional relationship in the old-fashioned sense of the word. That type of traditional relationship often doesn’t make room for a woman who has her own life and career going for her, too. If you’re self-employed, you have a better chance of juggling everything, but if not, some careers are very competitive, and women have to sacrifice a lot to have them, including time with their children. It’s also not like the workplace is a friendly place for women who still have most of the responsibilities at home. This can often mean the man has to pick up the slack and be graceful while doing it. The woman still sacrifices a lot for her choice to have a marriage, children and a career, which some people describe as “having it all.” […] …The age issue is critical, because in American society it’s seen as gross to hear or have a discussion about older women and men being sexually active. There is almost a cultural lust for media reports and storylines that celebrate hot, young passion. That two people over fifty would be using erotic movies, sex toys and fashion to excite one another has been traditionally seen as unseemly. Sex once was thought to be unimportant for women over fifty, which is likely why so many men over fifty were starting second families. […]
SNL was at its best last night, under the helm of host Jimmy Fallon. I’m a big fan, but last night was a primetime worthy performance. Michael BublÃƒÂ© has some chops, what a […]
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Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.
Our government is hated because it does not give an iota for those in need. NOT ONE. Case in point- this latest budget deal slashes […]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.
To one degree or another, the Salvation Army, the Southern Baptist Convention and Newt Gingrich all believe that individuals choose to be gay, […]
This is why people don’t trust Congress. It’s also why people want another option besides Democrats and Republicans, with an independent force desperately needed in Congress.
Governing in two-month increments, while Democrats cave […]
The next time you hear anyone on the right say Democrats don’t compromise I hope you will laugh in his or her face, then buy the person a drink.
You’ve really got to […]
The polling data I’ve seen over the past two or three days suggests that Newt Gingrich’s momentum has stopped ““ and has probably reversed itself. The most troubling numbers for Mr. Gingrich are […]