Well, first of all, it’s like owning a property that is rapidly depreciating in value, that’s for sure. Because, as the supermodel Paulina Porizkova said, when they turn 40, women become invisible, even supermodels! Men just don’t notice them on the street any more. Not like they noticed them when they were in their twenties or thirties. …
Sex and the City Without Samantha is like… a martini without an olive. It lacks that bite.
Sex and the City Without Samantha is like… sitting on the toilet for like an hour and nothing happening — it’s like the TV version of constipation.
Sex and the City Without Samantha is like that great Da Vinci painting The Last Supper minus the guy in the middle.
It’s like…a guy playing poker claiming he’s got four queens. Then he lays down his hand and you see it’s three queens and the two of clubs. “That’s not a queen,” you cry. “That’s the two of clubs.” And the guy just shrugs. That fourth queen, that’s Samantha. Or maybe not. Maybe Samantha is the ace. Three queens, ace high, that’s what Sex and the City was like. …
Was I attracted to her? Kind of, I guess. She was in her early thirties, married, and very successful, a vice president of a movie studio where I got a job as an assistant D girl, that is, someone who reads scripts and sometimes gets to tag along to meetings and act semi-important.
In my brief sojourn into the movie business, I expected the Harvey Weinstein treatment, and I did get some of that, I admit.
But nothing like what M____ gave me. She was relentless.
Sexual harassment or crossing of boundaries that makes the employee uncomfortable happens no matter the gender of the boss in question. In some ways, when your boss is a woman, it’s harder to stand up for your boundaries and demand they show you more respect. …
He was a very accomplished man and a great intellectual hero of mine. I’ll call him Geophrey, because he did spell his real name weirdly like that. Somehow I got to meet him at a book store reading some years ago. I was twenty-five and he was 65. He asked me for my number and I gave it to him.
About two months later he called me.
“Listen,” he said. “You should know, I’m a very happily married man. I didn’t call you because, well, I needed a little time to get over the infatuation. I’ve lived a long life and I know my infatuations never last longer than two months. …
We’ve got some exciting new writers onboard at True Confessional. I am proud to introduce you to some of them.
Check out Terry Trueman. He’s got some great poems that remind me of the spirit of Charles Bukowski. I hope you enjoy:
GB Rogut has contributed a few great stories. I liked this one about her bullet vibrator.
One of my favorite authors on Medium, Tracey Folly, published a piece on True Confessional about teen age shoplifting which was wonderful. I was really honored to have a veteran Medium star like Tracey sign up for the pub. …
I want to go online tonight with you. I can’t help it, I know it’s wrong. But god damn it, Daniel, I want to do this.
I know you have a wife of thirty years and a grown child. This is not going to threaten that, I promise you. I don’t want to have sex with you. But I simply, must, must, must, go online with you.
You’ve been so kind about my work, telling me how much you admire my operation. I am usually quite stand-offish with my online colleagues, for my personal safety, you know. …
It’s just that — a crock of shit that makes the practitioner feel spiritually superior to other “lesser” humans who aren’t meditating as dutifully as they are.
“In sum, the road to spiritual enlightenment may yield the exact same mundane distortions that are all too familiar in social psychology, such as self-enhancement, illusory superiority, closed-mindedness, and hedonism (clinging to positive experiences) under the guise of alleged ‘higher’ values.”
Publishing in European Journal of Social Psychology, the scientists gave questionnaires to thousands of individuals, some who meditated and others who had never done any “spiritual work”, and found that the former group were horrible assholes and the latter group were much less egoistic. …
Congress of the United States begun and held at Medium, between author Christine Stevens and author Sarene B. Arias who suggested such bill is needed.
THE Conventions of a number of writers in Sexuality who agree that a sexual Bill of Rights will best ensure the beneficent of knowledge gained heretofore in Medium.
RESOLVED that the following Articles be proposed, viz.
A woman’s sexuality shall be viewed in a positive manner and not be used to judge or condemn her as in past decades, centuries, and indeed millennia of patriarchy. All women have the right to be and behave sex positively, without shame, regret or guilt. A woman’s desire is not to be impugned. A woman’s body is allowed pleasure. A woman’s mind is allowed sexual thoughts. She need not pretend she does not think of sex. She need not pose as a virgin, nor suffer the label of whore. …