The Madonna-Whore Complex

In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–whore complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud under the rubric of psychic impotence, this psychological complex is said to develop in men who see...

Coping Skills

The Fumigation & The Fat Man

Don't fat shame my cat, The Fat Man. He's very sensitive, as am I.

So here's the deal. I have been stressing about this for almost a week now, and I have two more days to figure out what I am going to do. My building has to be fumigated for God knows what, and I received a notice on my door last week that I need to remove my cat from my loft for 4 hours while they...


A Letter to a Sociopath

Dear Sociopath,

A lot of people would say that writing you this letter would be a big waste of time, because sociopaths are known to be void of feelings. They lack a conscience so, writing this could very well be a waste of my time,...


7 Reasons We Shame Women

"Stop the bombing," is a quote taken from Brandon Walsh on 90210 back in the 90's, and it was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard about Kiera Knightly shaming Kate Middleton for "unrealistic appearances following the birth of Princess...


The Mammogram Part II

Well, my first mammogram at 41-years-old came back with an, "abnormality." So, I am scheduled for an ultrasound next week.

I think it's important, given the history of denial when it comes to taking care of my physical health, to sit back and really feel...