“It was a gamble that didn’t work out well.’ My daughter was talking about my giving up my career for kids. I’d never thought of it like that. It didn’t feel like a gamble at the time. Maybe it should have. Continue reading Not So Sexy Now
A beautiful Mercedes in a lovely gleaming grey green, looked to be from the early 60s, slim but curvacious. Not the gullwing. Maybe a 190SL? Anyway, I couldn’t tear my eyes from it as I walked towards the station. Continue reading Invisible, Attractive, Repellent
Somewhat delayed in any case, then pacing up and down waiting to go into the tube, I was on the phone to a friend who had asked for help. Another friend had recommended a women’s circle, and I was going to give it a go. Inauspicious start: my friendly email had bounced back and there seemed no other means of contacting the organisers, so although the website said just turn up, I was now afraid that after a long day and a delayed start, the lengthy commute could very possibly end in failure. Continue reading Finding A Women’s Circle
Susie Orbach, the celebrity psychotherapist and author of Fat is a Feminist issue, who after thirty years with the father of her children is now married to Jeanette Winterson, says she is post-heterosexual. Makes me think. Continue reading Post-Sexual? Or Just Repressed?
Why do I find it so hard to give up the role of victim? Continue reading Ze Villing Victim
In the wake of all the chatter, horror, outrage and ridicule concerning the recent US election, my mother’s remark hit me like a sledgehammer. Continue reading At Least He’s a Man
Growing up, my mother taught me that men ‘can’t control their urges’. Continue reading Grab ‘Em by the Pussy