Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Gypsy Dispatches: First Person Accounts From Mumbai and Mexico

From Mumbai:  I just had a call from my Swiss friend who just arrived in Geneva from Mumbai and when he was leaving his hotel in Mumbai to go to the airport and his elevator arrived in the lobby there was no one alive there, just a horrific group of dead people and blood everywhere […]

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Why ‘Milk’ Matters: The Proposition 8 Battle Continues

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  Editor’s Note: Brenda Feigen is Counsel to Kenoff & Machtinger, LLP, where she practices anti-discrimination and entertainment law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she co-founded Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem and directed with (now Justice) Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU. Her memoir, Not One of the Boys: Living […]

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An 11 Day Plan to Get Your ‘V’ Back in Shape for Sex

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Editor’s Note: Who is the wisest of them all? Who is more dedicated to your pleasure than anyone on earth? Who can help you when you’re going online for the first time to find love; or when your lover’s children hate you; or when you want to strangle your husband? Why, the Love Goddess, of […]

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Give Obama a Break

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Give Obama a Break Poor Obama Canonized St. Barack Icon before the Revelation Revolution. An oratorio played on A piano without Keys. Beethoven before Eroica. Catapulted to Legacy without Law Now Look — Moe lost his job After 30 years at GM. Unemployment line around The block in Omaha With heavy unusual rain Pellets. The […]

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Proposition 8 Battle Just The Beginning For Gay Marriage Rights

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None of us quite realized that the passage of Proposition 8 would become such a watershed moment. My spouse Joanne and I were domestic partners until July 4th, when we finally married under California’s recently approved same-sex marriage law. We’ve been together for 16 years, so it seems like the obvious thing to do, but […]

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Mary Wells: How to Keep Warm During the Cold Winter

[slideshow] Only 41 days until Christmas! wOw’s Gypsy introduces her sweater awards. I haven’t told you about my sweater search. Few people in the Western world need a new sweater. But there are mountains of sweaters out there now and coming on for the holidays. There are some great ones, a lot of unbelievably ordinary […]

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Voodoo Redux

Did you ever want a voodoo doll to stick pins in for revenge on an enemy? This subject did. Voodoo Redux An essay in verse She was easily hurt And wounded But a novelty item Her voodoo doll (with pins) kept her phony sweet demeanor Intact in daylight. At night with no one near She […]

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Mary Wells’s Good Luck Charm Does More Than Bark

I think being helpful brings me luck. And I have my angel that you saw in my handbag. It does more than bark – I am too respectful to leave you thinking that it is just an angel that barks. I take it everywhere.

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Dating (Again) in the 21st Century

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Editor’s Note: Who is the wisest of them all? Who is more dedicated to your pleasure than anyone on earth? Who can help you when you’re going online for the first time to find love; or when your lover’s children hate you; or when you want to strangle your husband? Why, the Love Goddess, of […]

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Whoopi Goldberg: We Have Finally Become Part of the Fabric of the United States of America

A moment about history. Tonight as I watched the numbers come in, I was cautiously optimistic that there would be a big change — but I wasn’t fully convinced. And then I called my mom, and the numbers kept changing and moving forward, and I said to her, “Ma, did you ever in your life […]

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