Feb
15

2012
Magda –  Gay Or Pansexual?

So last night Magda Szubanski came out as gay on The Project whilst publically sending her support for gay marriage.  I’m sure you all read about it and have seen or heard someone talking about it by now. I support her choice to do this and her timing was fantastic. On a day when we were all focused on love and romance, there was no better time to stress the point that we should all have the same rights to love in the same way.   After thinking about this for a while, what is confusing to me was her terminology and maybe even her understanding of the full extent of human sexuality. The panel and audience all laughed at the time, but when she uttered the words “ I’m  gay gay gay gay gay and then a little bit not gay and then gay gay gay gay ,” I…

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Feb
14

2012
Did You Forget About Valentine's Day?

This article was inspired by my local deli. Apparently last year on Valentine’s Day, a man stormed in and asked for a chocolate decoration that had been hanging up in the shop for weeks to be cut down so he could give it to his girlfriend. How romantic?   If you are one of those poor schmucks that forgot to get the obligatory red roses and chocolates or feel your present is just not good enough – here are five last minute tips to redeem yourself. (And not have to cut down old objects hanging the window of shops).   1. Your time   I always think the most generous gift you can give someone is your time. It lets them know they are important enough in your life. If you forgot to make plans or buy a token of your love, be spontaneous, grab a picnic basket or make…

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Feb
13

2012
Why I Hate Valentine's Day

  Firstly I suppose saying  “I hate” is a bit harsh. More like I think this day of days can be a bit dangerous.  It’s dangerous if you are single and it’s dangerous if you are in a relationship. When you are a member of the single’s club, you are bombarded with cupids, hearts , TV commercials and blogs telling you what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day. What loved one? As if being single for some was hard enough. This is the one day of the year (maybe besides Xmas and New Year) that being single sucks. Does this mean you sit at home with a bottle of wine drowning your sorrows pretending that you don’t care( Well not if you are like me and doing Febfast), or head out in a group to celebrate because you think that is the most respectable solution for the night….

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Feb
10

2012
Would You Abstain From Sex For A Teddy Bear?

First it was the ring, then it was the pledge, and then it was the ball with the big white dress, now a teddy bear! I think by now if you have read anything I’ve written, you know where I stand on the concept of brainwashing our youth into thinking sex before marriage is wrong, shameful or dirty. I once again would like to reiterate that if this is your choice (by choice I mean not influenced and pressured by religion, family, or culture) and you have an adequate education on the subject, I support that choice. But unfortunately, I feel that many young people are brainwashed into making this decision.   To make matters worse (and even worse for Roses Only and Hallmark) some young people this year will be replacing Valentine’s Day with Purity Day. Talk about spoiling the romance! (Although honestly, I’m not big on the romance…

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