A big thank you to Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland - the four main organizers of the Women's March - who were arrested yesterday protesting outside Trump Tower in nyc for A Day Without A Woman (9 other protestors were also arrested).
This is the best arrest photo ever. Wish I could have been there but motherhood and raising a feminist son is my priority right now. I keep looking for numbers on yesterday's global strike *fingerscrossed*.
Feminism has finally gone mainstream.
It’s been more than a month since the last Bodysex and I hadn’t been able to write. It’s been happening so much in my head and my feelings that it took me all this time to settle.
Every day I wake up more disappointed that the last day. Living in the US right now, surrounded by all the political changes, being not only a Woman, but a Mexican Woman, makes me scared to what’s going to happen to my gender, to my people. Not only Mexicans or immigrants living in the US will be affected, my country depends so much on US economy and politics (consequence of a terrible government) that right now everything feels to be collapsing and I’m afraid.
Heading into this past weekend's workshop, I felt like this would be the last group of Betty's career, the last group we ran together. After a West Coast book tour and several private sessions, Betty was wiped out. I've never seen her tired before and it was sobering. Sometimes we forget that Betty is 88 years old. She has to retire at some point, doesn't she?
Trump's election was the icing on the cake of my despair. I felt defeated. I felt depressed. I felt beaten by hate and overwhelmed by the thought of this man - the posterboy for intolerance and misogyny - leading our nation.
I needed Bodysex.
Here I am, sitting at my computer feeling numb. What just happened to America, the land that I love? We were so close to having our first woman president and poof!
Human beings need monsters. We have always needed monsters.
From our ancestors living on the plains of Africa, to our modern day religious beliefs and our interconnected, convoluted conspiracy theories – monsters have and always will exist – deep inside our human imagination.
In the earliest days of consciousness, our ancestors found ways to explain scary things. Bizarre and super extraordinary ways to explain everything from natural disasters, to changes in weather patterns, to sexual desire, to birth, death, love.
We especially hate feeling powerless and helpless over our circumstances - so we make up stories. They make us feel like we can exert some kind of control over the external world.
This is what every red-blooded man would think! Or say! Or maybe do! Come on people, it’s way past time to be puritanical in the age of porn. The grownups are not keeping up with the kids if they really think this statement is so outrageous.
A female artist, Illmagore on Instagram, painted this portrait of Trump with a small phallus with the quote, "no matter what's in your pants, you can still be a big dick".
After posting the image on FB, she was assaulted while driving around LA. A white guy with a Trump bumper sticker came up to her car, punched her in the face, and yelled "Trump 2016".
Now that Ted Cruz is out of the race I think Trump is pretty much the Republican Presidential candidate. I can't wait for the debates. And I'm voting for Hillary.