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What Is A Woman?
When I see videos like the one below with Charlie Kirk persistently asking college students one question, "What is a woman?" and students stumbling to answer or seemingly not able to give him an answer that would satisfy his inquisitive mind, as a teacher I'm baffled.
Is Personal Agency Only for the Young?
I am angry. This week I was Threading through Threads and came across a post from a woman that said, among other things: "How can I make my mother stop coloring her hair and just go grey? She's 62 and not fooling anyone; she and her friends are old and it's time that she acts her age."
Twelve Months With No Period!
If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 55, you know the significance of twelve successive months with no period. It means, according to medical experts, IT’S OVER!!!
Introducing the New Article Series: "The Ugly Truth About Fat" (working title)
Lately, I've been in a particularly deep depression and shame spiral. There are many causes and many things that are worsening the situation, but somehow, in my mind, everything that goes badly in my life seems invariably tied into my weight.
PCOS and Me
I never wanted children. That's the cosmic joke; as a teenager, and even a young adult, I was decided against the idea of having children. Not because I dislike them in any way, but because I was certain I was not mother material. Then, after years of work on my mental health, after getting out of a bad relationship, after calming my fears I had a thought -
I’m not going to rant
I’m not going to rant. Not this time. Yes, there’s another sex pest. Yes, he works in my industry. But I’m not going to rant. I’m going to write dark, delicious stories about secrets, desire and flying women.
A quick note to men You may be tempted to skip this, thinking it's not for you. Don't. Unless you live on an island populated entirely by males, there are insights here for you as well. And if you already know them, then you might have something to add. If you have a daughter, or niece, or female students, then this is absolutely for your consideration. It is likely that a girl would prefer to get a commemmorative gift from her mother, or another female relative. The other stuff? They need that from both parents.
It intrigues me sometimes the things we find beauty in. However, as a licensed esthetitician and artist, with years of experience in this segment of industry, I've witnessed firsthand how people's perceptions of beauty can impact their self-esteem and create a desire to conform to societal expectations. The paradoxical nature of beauty becomes evident as individuals seek to alter their appearance while simultaneously using makeup to boost their confidence and self-perception. Having been in the makeup/beauty industry for over 20+ years, I often deal with the vein side of people, and with that comes the expectation of pleasing everyone and insecurities. So, while it is subjective, I don’t seek to judge it, only understand it.
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What would you do if you had the opportunity to live out your dreams? A group of sixteen travelers got to find out on a one week trip to the United Arab Emirates. Ebony Lewis, esteemed administrator of the Facebook group “I TAKE TRIPS TOO”, hosted a trip to the United Arab Emirates titled Dubai Reloaded. This world traveler was given the supreme opportunity to bear witness to the trip of a lifetime.
Enhancing Female Sexual Satisfaction Through Exercise
Exploring the positive impact of exercise on female sexual satisfaction, this article delves into research-based evidence supporting the connection between physical activity and improved sexual well-being for women.
Empowering Female Sexual Satisfaction
Understanding Female Sexual Satisfaction and Pleasure: Exploring factors influencing female sexual satisfaction, communication and exploration for enhancing satisfaction, challenging misconceptions about female pleasure, tips for enhancing satisfaction, understanding the female orgasm, the complexity of women's sexual response, the role of neurotransmitters and hormones in arousal, addressing low desire and faking orgasms, and empowering women's sexual response and satisfaction.
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'Traditional Ghanaian Family Values' Apparently Means Rape, Beat, Kill, Cheat As Far As Women & Girls Matter But Kill The Gays
Friday, 9 February 2024 By: TB Obwoge On Friday, 5 2024, Ghana's Parliament approved a measure that would jail so-called LGTBQI supporters for 3 to 5 years.
Dry Skin at Holt Renfrew
For some reason while laying in my bed I had a memory come across my mind, maybe it’s because my mom is on a different continent at this time or I just miss her. Anyways, I remember this like it was yesterday, so I thought to myself why not share this memory. By reading this story so far you’d think it was a nice memory with my mom, but it’s not. It is my first memory of being offended to the point of speachless. So anyway let’s get on with the story. I had made plans with a friend to meet up at the mall and this was prior to me learning how to drive, so I had to rely on city transit. It was a regular cold winter day where the city was grey and gloom and the air was so dry as a chinook wind was sweeping through the city. Here’s a fact about me I always figured better be early than late to anything and this mall we were meeting at was across the city so I arrive nice and early, some of you may be thinking fifteen to twenty minutes early. That would be considered a joke I showed up an hour and a half early. So now I could wander and explore the stores myself before meeting up with my friend. I obviously stopped by chapters, which is now Indigo I believe but at the time it was still chapters and Starbucks my two favourite places to be; the smell of coffee and untouched pages of the bookstore are my favourite smells. I looked at a few chapter book considered buying one or a few, but I left empty handed (this was back when my Starbucks addiction was under control) so I kept on wandering and I saw the store Holt Renfrew and see if I could guess the price tag. It was a game I would play since I knowingly could not afford anything in that store; I would stop by and see if I could guess the ridiculously high price of the items. I spotted a dress with sequins in my head I guessed 564.00 dollars I flipped the price tag and I was only a thousand two hundred dollars off. I looked at the materials of the dress and quietly laughed to myself. My hands were noticeably dry and I looked in my purse for the hand lotion I swore I had, I only had a lip balm, which I then took out of my purse and applied. I looked around the store and found the cosmetics department not thinking to buy anything but hoping someone was standing there giving out free samples of lotion as they do from time to time. I approached the cosmetics aisle and I looked around hoping someone would bother me for a free sample and no one appeared yet, which was unusual as I am usually dodging them and avoiding eye contact at all costs. Finally, an older lady she must have been in her sixties with red scarf and red lipstick approached me.
Kenyan Women Beg Men to Stop Killing Us; William Ruto & the United States Your Silence is Deafening!
Saturday, 27 January 2024 By: TB Obwoge NAIROBI Kenya, where one year ago the capital city was hit with super gonorrhoea A strand of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak hit Kenya, according to researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute. The outbreak was said to be traced back to sex workers. (see how women are blamed, but not the men who are the ones using their services without protection)
LIVERPOOL, England - The atmosphere in the press room was tense, the air heavy with an unspoken sadness as journalists huddled together, their eyes fixed on the podium at the front of the room. Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic and beloved manager of Liverpool Football Club, was about to address the world in a live press conference to discuss his shock departure.
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