We’re not only writers; we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share:
Am I a feminist – or a sexist?
Whether you identify yourself as a feminist or not, a man’s language is always open to attack. It’s not about your intent, it’s about wheedling out your latent misogyny and there are crack squads of radical vigilantes ready to remind you of it. It’s a pity we wasted “unkindness” as the collective noun for ravens. It was begging to be applied to internet commenters. Online, it can feel like you need one PhD in Woman’s Studies, another in semiotics and a barge pole if you want to say practically anything. (TELEGRAPH)
On Behalf Of True Christians: We’re Not Here To Judge, And Trust – We Don’t Want To
Anyone can throw out a scripture to back up their hurtful comments to another person – that does not make them right and it surely does not make them a Christian.
The definition of a Christian is simply, “a follower of Christ.” That’s it. Anyone who studies Jesus Christ’s time on this earth, whether they follow His teachings or not, can come away with the understanding that His main message was one of love. He walked the earth teaching with His lifestyle, performing miracles, lending a helping hand to those in need and freeing others with the message of forgiveness. He stood for what He believed in without being cruel or callous. He did not call people outside of their names or try to cancel out their progress in life by bringing up their past. (MNOIRE)
Bye! You’re A Burden Anyway
Do you have people in your life who like to pout like they’re little kids when they don’t get their way? Do these people try to make everything about them? Have you ever thought about whether these people have any true value in your life? It may be time for you to remove yourself from these people completely. What kinds of benefits do you receive from being in relationships with people like this? None. To stay in relationships with people like this is to continue to remain just as foolish as they are. Although it’s difficult to end certain relationships, there comes a time when you have to eliminate pointless relationships. (PAIDEIA)
A little shout out to my fellow Grand Theft Auto V Gangsters…
Do “Nipple Orgasms” Really Exist?
A small percentage of women report that they can reach orgasm simply by having their breasts and nipples stimulated. You might be wondering how this could be possible, but a recent brain imaging (fMRI) study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine sheds some light on the underlying reason. In this study, scientists looked at which areas of the female brain “light up” (i.e., become active) when different parts of the body are stimulated, including the clitoris, vagina, nipple, and (for comparison purposes) the big toe. Their results indicated that nipple stimulation activated the same areas of the brain as stimulation of the clitoris and vagina, a region known as thegenital sensory cortex. (LEHMILLER)