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It’s such an important message about female sexuality," Witherspoon said during a conversation at the Toronto Film Festival. "We kissed that guy or we had sex with that dude in college. We’re totally ashamed of so many things. I think this movie says, ‘That’s OK. Maybe I was meant to sleep with all those guys. Maybe I wanted to. Maybe if I could go back and do it all again, I’d do the same thing.’ It’s a total liberation, especially for young women.
Reese Witherspoon Wild Sexual Shame Feminism
I’m surprised at the way I feel about my body when I see it in the context of the photos: exposed, vulnerable, and whole. The belly I try so hard to minimize looks well-proportioned above my hips. That it is not flat is actually a boon; I look like the kind of woman that should lounge around a bed wearing lingerie. The photos I expected to dislike for exposing all of my flaws end up being some of my favorites, because they show me that those flaws become assets when I do not judge them separately from the rest of my body. I remember the photographer telling me to pose for the seventy year-old self version of me who would look back at these pictures one day, but sitting there I realized that it is really the real-time version of me who needed to see those photos. Present me, who needs to make peace with her belly, who needs to know she has a bombshell inside.
Taking Boudoir Photos With My Mom: A Fortunate Accident
People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.
How to Be Polite — The Message — Medium
What baby boomers might not realize, though, is that even if all of us wanted children, we probably can’t afford to have them. As U.S. News and World Report notes, the rising generation of adults is “the first in U.S. history” to be in “worse economic shape than their parents.” We have a higher unemployment rate and piles of student debt to deal with to boot. Forgive us, parents and other elderly friends, if the news that a baby costs a cool quarter million doesn’t have us rushing to our conjugal beds.
19 things that are cheaper than raising a child in 2014
There’s nothing drug-like or euphoric about real love. On the contrary, it’s grounded, honest, stable, and authentic. The deeper place inside of you knows that to commit to your partner is a loving choice, and so you act in loving ways even when you don’t always feel loving. Through these loving actions, you expand your heart and grow your capacity to love. This is evidence of love.
Sheryl Paul: Love is a Verb
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