Just a reminder to be cautious. If someone looks too good or talks too good a game, they may not be real. And, even if they don’t seem too good, they may not be real, either. The cons get better at their game all the time. Be skeptical. No worthwhile prospect ever asks for money, for one thing. And if they just have to have you in their life because they immediately fell in love with you … well, they didn’t, so keep your barriers up until you can carefully check them out.
A long overdue discussion is taking place. “Divorcing sex from love hasn’t made sex more fun, more safe or less complicated” From the Washington Post
The Predator-in-Chief wants to return the relationship between men and women back to the Dark Ages, the very hole from which he crawled out of.
Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination via The Huffington Post
Not up with the “in crowd”? Do you feel left behind linguistically? From the Washington Post: What’s cuffing season? 14 Tinder-era dating terms you should know.
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Not necessarily current but, just for fun, check out the glossary from The Between Boyfriends Book.
A disturbing story from Rayanne Thorne (follow her on Twitter at @Ray_anne). I think it’s important to share this one with friends and, especially, daughters.
MenareJerks.com has never been about hate speech. The idea was largely tongue-in-cheek to start with and, aside from letting a few people share their (usually justified) rants, has mostly focused on pro respect for women and pro self-esteem building topics … and occasionally pointed out some jerky behavior. Facebook elected to delete a smallish (261 likes), four year old page connected with this site because of their “community standards”… I guess they failed to get that “jerk” really has a range of meanings. Other than calling Rick Perry a jerk … mild talk about Rick in Texas … it never got stronger than that. The Facebook page was somewhat more actively updated than this site and its posts referenced stories from the Washington Post, Hooking Up Smart, Time and other credible sources. The “rants” were never published on Facebook.
So, Facebook … please remember that free speech is nuanced and delicate … hate speech is not. You didn’t find the latter on that page. And keep in mind Ralph Waldo Emerson’s saying that “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
Oh, yes … and on the largely free and open Web, we’re still here. Facebook can keep its “walled garden.” If anyone wants to see what was on the Facebook page, I’ve got some screen shots. Thanks.