Be a Lady They Said – by Camille Rainville

Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your...

Conflict of Interest?

The more things change the more they stay the same. We know that fear of walking under a ladder is a superstition but believe that if we place a frog at the entrance of our home it will bring money or abundance. We don’t believe in hell but karma is a bitch. We...

Loneliness…

Johann Hari says, “Loneliness isn’t the physical absence of other people, it’s the sense that you’re not sharing anything that matters with anyone else.” I like my own company – a lot. In fact, if I am surrounded by too many...

Toxic Positivity or Saccharine Sentimentality?

The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other hand and to be stretched large by them. How much sorrow can I hold? That’s how much gratitude I can give. If I carry only grief, I’ll bend toward cynicism and despair....

Emasculation of men?

The dictionary describes emasculation as being deprived of his male energy or made weaker or less effective. When I checked on Google what the female equivalent was, I found that there wasn’t a specific word it simply said, “to weaken”. Now I’m not a man,...

Being Called a FEMINAZI

Yesterday, for the first time, I was called a feminazi. I was appalled. I was appalled because yes, I am a feminist and I am vehement about the treatment of women and girls and I will continue to stand on my soapbox and fight against the scourge that is leveled at...

Don’t Ask Her

Don’t ask her. Ask him why her eyes are swollen shut.  Don’t ask her.  Ask him why it’s safer for her to sleep in the street in her car rather than in her own bed. Don’t ask her. Ask him why she’s at the emergency room – again....

It does not Interest Me

It does not interest me how many hours you meditate every day. I want to know how you speak to the waiter. It does not interest me how often you can stay positive. I want to know if you can be in the presences of great grief and not try to make it better or offer any...

The Dichotomy of Contradiction

/kɒntrəˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/ – noun” A combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another.” I observe the endless love dichotomy. I think I may very well have created a social experiment that is bringing the relationship dichotomy...