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farzana-versey's picture
Feb.28.2011
At a time when I knew a lot about breasts and little about breast milk, I was initiated into the world of the new mother and how precious the nursing ritual is. Not in romantic terms, but for the infant’s health and emotional bonding. It was difficult to identify with it at first. We were just...
sunny-singh's picture
Feb.25.2011
I must start this piece with a disclaimer (Usual readers: you'll see why this is necessary): At no point do I support or condone sexual violence towards or harassment of Lara Logan or any other journalist or indeed professional trying to do her job.  This piece is NOT about the sexual harassment/...
earl-merkel's picture
Feb.07.2011
An article today in a Chicago-area newspaper resurrects the time-honored question: "Can a man tell a woman’s story?"  God knows I've tried, to differing opinions on the outcome.  A published review of my Virgins And Martyrs --told in first person, through the words of a woman police...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2011
I am tired of kissing. First it was kissing as an art, now it is a science. Can people not just be left alone to do with their mouths what they wish to do? How many of you have ever looked at the Kama Sutra for tips? I doubt it. Every glossy worth its smooth skin has covered this subject...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.23.2010
It was meat meeting meat to convey the predatory nature of pop culture.   Raw meat racks hanging from claw-like hooks at the butcher’s are just bits of carcass ready to become food. Food for thought they aren’t. Not until Lady Gaga wrapped the scraps of the pink flesh splotched with congealed...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.14.2010
If you are a guy with a Smartphone, just wait for her to call and say, “Honey, it’s me!” She’ll pour honey into your ears aching for some whispers. She isn’t real, but if you have downloaded an application such as this, I don’t think you are real too. This South Korean invention will have...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Nov.16.2010
At expat+HAREM we like to think of crossroads as places of opportunity. But if you're female in the emerging world, puberty is the crux of a lifetime. A time and a place where you can change your fortune. Your family's health. Your community's future. Or, as you cross from childhood to womanhood...
kyla-perry's picture
Nov.10.2010
It seems to be that time of the year in which book lists are totalled, tallied and printed -- it would seem, looking at the numbers, to the delight of male authors and the dismay of female authors. Publisher's Weekly recently put out their Top Ten Books of the Year list, and an excellent (and...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.29.2010
This is my second dispatch from the brave new world of online dating, just over a month after I posted the first one. This essay comes with a premium, like the toy in a box of Cracker Jack: a pocket guide to constructive curiosity, a skill that will improve any man's chances of dating success. Read...
christopher-meeks's picture
Sep.19.2010
Mystery writer L.J. Sellers (The Sex Club) started an interesting thread on www.kindleboards.com, saying, "I've had to admit to myself recently that I'm more likely to try a new author in the crime genre if he's male. Don't get me wrong, I read female crime writers, but typically after they're...