Dear Pope Frans,
I guess it’s appropriate to say congratulations. Congratulations. Especially with being part of one of the last places in the Western World that celebrates old age. Love that. Also, I love that your favorite cause is social inequality, and your favorite movie is the Danish ”Babette’s Feast”. I’m all there.
But dear Frans it appears that you are a nice man… it’s just that I had really hoped for you to be a man where the words ”conservative values” were less important… especially considering the subjects: homosexuality, contraception and artificial insemination…not to mention women in the Vatican. That maybe you would think, "it's 2013, let’s see if we can make some new friends around the world".
I would have loved to write this review months ago, but I simply didn’t get around to reading the book. The very spoken about “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
I told myself I had to read it, since it was all over the place, and I wanted to be able to discuss the book. So I spent 20 dollars on a paper back and made it a before-going-to-sleep-project.
Three months ago I told Carlin that I'd bought two and a half hours of tantric massage and I was going to blog about it. There were no available times until October, so of course I forgot.
Until two days ago… when I had just gotten my period… great!
I tried calling the place but couldn’t get through. I ended up going as scheduled, hoping he’d go through with it since my period makes me even more sexually responsive. The “he” in this little story is Bille the owner of the clinic. He said he was fine with it as long as I wasn't bleeding heavy.
I had totally forgotten that I had one in the back of my messy drawer - a menstrual cup. I would have left it in my drawer if it hadn’t been for an article in the Danish newspaper, Politiken, with the headline: Menstrual Cups are So Genius that You Won’t Believe It.
I read the article and took it as a hint since I actually have my period right now. Into the drawer after the cup, into the bathroom and (typically me) without reading any instructions I tried to insert the cup… which was kind of painful until I told myself to relax and got it up there. And are you kidding me I couldn’t feel it at all…it was so comfortable.
I watched a great documentary tonight: Sexy Uganda, made by the Dutch woman, Sunny Bergman.
The documentary starts out in Holland where Bergman is inspired by a group of Ugandan women who talk about sex education. One of the first scenes is this big black Ugandan woman who is describing how she has sex with her man. One of the women says, “Show us”, and the woman gets on the floor and starts showing how she moves while having sex. Great! You’d never get a Danish woman to do a sex dance on the floor. Especially not with cameras rolling and a whole group of people watching! I loved it!
So Bergman goes to Uganda to see what makes these women so liberated about their sexuality.
It was International Women's Day yesterday.
I couldn’t help but complain about the fact that women have been pushing for equal rights for the last few hundred years. We started calling them feminists in the 17th century…. so why do we still need International Women's Day?
Because we haven't tipped the balance of power. Even in Denmark, Scandinavia where I’m from we need it. It seems incredible but the fact is that women are still not paid the same money for the same work - equal work for equal pay - is crazy. We do the same job. Why can't we be paid the same salary?
I had a session with Betty Tuesday. So Great! Most of all because I got to see ”the real Betty”. Betty was definitely in her element.
Stepping into Betty’s hall felt like I’m stepping into the history of her life. One of my assignments here has been to copy edit Betty’s Memoir, so I feel like I know a big part of Betty’s history really well, pretty much by heart. Betty thinks it’s so funny that she can’t tell me anything without me coming up with a reference to the book. I almost went crazy over it at one point, but now My Romantic Love Wars is done and online.
I went to Carlin’s yesterday. I thought we were going to work/talk as usual, but suddenly Carlin told me that she just received the second cut of the bodysex workshop and we were going to watch it.
I thought, "am I really going to watch the filming of the bodysex group?" Yes I was and so we did.
Whe it comes to sexual imagery, I've always found that the big difference between watching something produced in the US compared to something produced in Denmark was the authenticity the Danish production had and the American production lacked. Well, I guess you just need an authentic cast and crew, and that is what the bodysex workshop had.