Monthly Archives: May 2014

Two Cents

Sometimes a chord is struck and I have to put in a couple of pennies. The following are my opinions as a father of a boy and three girls. The opinion of a husband. These are my observations.

There’s been some controversial conversation regarding the rants of a misogynistic parasite and his views on women. For the record, these are the rules I taught my son:

If a woman is dressed in a scanty outfit in a club or a bar, she is not yours to grope, fondle or ogle. If she is in a tiny bikini on a beach, if she is dancing in a strip club: You do not have the entitlement to make sexual advances, comments or actions toward her.
She is not an object, she is a human being.

If you are on a third or fourth date with a woman, perhaps you’ve spent a lot of money in wooing her, she does not owe you anything. You do not have the entitlement to make sexual advances, comments or actions toward her if she is not in the same frame of mind.
She is not an object, she is a human being.

If you have been married to a woman for twenty-five years You do not have the entitlement to make sexual advances, comments or actions toward her if she is not feeling mutual. Her body is her own first and foremost.
She is not an object, she is a human being.

Sex is a mutual, intimate, agreed upon adult action. Physical or verbal abuse, mental intimidation or coercion have no place in a healthy sex life. It’s not a right, you are not entitled to it. It’s going to be painful sometimes, it’s going to feel humiliating to swallow your pride and walk away. But it is the right thing to do, the human thing to do.

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Kisses and Roses

Subways and laughter.

Sunday and Monday were vicious beasts, but I found peace and guidance yesterday in a quiet place with a single yellow rose.
Last night was a raucous palace of joyful giving and savage hope, and they let me be a part. I was overjoyed to be able to give. A blessed blessing, if you will.
Today promises to be full of plans and schemes, stories and secrets. Whatever comes, let us draw from its well.

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