Once upon a time I was a twenty-something woman-in-tech, and I had a poster of a buxom beer wench in my cubicle. It wasn't my poster (or at least not at first). But it was in my cubicle (or what had become my cubicle) until it wasn't. It was the 90s, and I was working as a … Continue reading How I ended up with a pin up poster in my work cubicle
A few nights ago when I asked my daughter to pick a book she chose Green Eggs and Ham. We snuggled up in her bed, and she started to read. To be honest, I sometimes zone out a bit when she reads, particularly when it's a book that I've read so many times before, so … Continue reading Is “Green Eggs and Ham” a story about harassment?
I thought that after the "Cat Person" story everyone understood why women sometimes go through with sexual encounters they don't want rather than just saying no. Apparently I was wrong, and the debate continues. In an attempt to help, here are 21 reasons why a women might have sex she doesn't want rather than saying … Continue reading 21 reasons women have sex they don’t want instead of saying no
Recently a good friend and mentor from my work transferred back to Washington, D.C. after her yearlong rotation in Chicago. Before she left, a few of us were standing around the common area in our office. Someone suggested that we do a roast/celebration for my friend during her last team meeting with us. They said I should tell … Continue reading Even strong women cry (sometimes at work)
Recently the President of the United States used his usual level of tasteful eloquence to call NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem sons of bitches. Teresa Kaepernick, mother of Colin Kaepernick who famously began taking the knee during the National Anthem to protest racist police violence, had the perfect comeback: "Guess that makes me … Continue reading Hooray for the bitches who mother those oft-cited SOBs