Tuesday, February 28, 2006

state of anxiety diary.

I'm really not sure how I found this web diary ... but, she mentioned pregnancy and that's my current obsession, so I had to read.

What struck me in her February entry is how her journey from being pregnant to not being pregnant finds her in an abortion clinic - and not by choice. Basically, she loses the baby but doesn't miscarry, leaving her to have, technically, an abortion. But, in the "official" hospital world, when a fetus dies, it's called D&C (dilation & curettage) or D&E (dilate & extraction).

Had her insurance not been in a grace period, she would have been in the hospital for the D&C, but instead she was sent to the clinic down the street. As she makes her appointment with the clinic, she is told there will be protesters, and that's when she realizes she will be at an abortion clinic.

It's striking to read this, knowing she is there because nature made her choice, but to those protesters, she is there killing a baby. Only goes to show, there is always more to the story.

And, crazy how one gynecological medical procedure can produce so many emotions and opinions, just depending on which term you use. Something to think about ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

goddess interviewing

I would like to create a separate page, similar to an about us page, that lists us and our interviews with the option to post a pic as well. I feel that would help us establish a deeper connection with each other.

How does that sound? We can start by pairing off or if you have another suggestion, feel free to voice it.

Here are the questions:

Basics: name (how they'd like to be addressed), age, and location.

1. What feminine aspect do you like most about yourself? What feminine aspect do you admire most in your women friends?

2. If you were to adapt an archetype, would you consider yourself a maiden, mother, crone, or goddess?

3. What is the most important thing a woman can do for herself?

4. Is there an activity or process that you use during times of imbalance that provides you with some inner peace?

5. Tell us about a woman that influenced your view of the feminine.

6. What does feminism mean to you? Is there an area of feminism that interests you?

7. Interviewer's own question to go here.

Added 3/1/06: My intention was to create a more personal connection between us with the pairing off idea. We could do it via email without a deadline. Originally, these questions were intended for us to use in profiling a woman we admired.

Perhaps, my earlier sensuality quiz would be a better idea, as there has been limited response to this post? I could use the ones I already have for the about us page and ask the remaining members to fill it out.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Love, love, love this

Probably the only web ad I've ever hit "replay" on ... again and again.

Dove's latest commercial: Campaign for Real Beauty

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tune in, tune up and turn on

My dear friend Linda Savage (profiled here) is going to be featured on a Voice America internet radio show: Discovering the Goddess in Your Bedroom today at 10am PST.

*If the link doesn't work properly, go to Voice America (works best with IE) and select Shows from the left hand navigation menu. Then select Schedules and you will find a link to the show at 10am PST.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

LOVE

wishing my EWAG sisters a happy heart-filled day. love yourself real good today. :) xo

Friday, February 03, 2006

CNN.com - Women sue Wal-Mart over contraception - Feb 1, 2006

CNN.com - Women sue Wal-Mart over contraception - Feb 1, 2006

Any thoughts, comments, reactions on this one?

I am a bit livid that ANY store can have the right do such a thing....I know this can be a really controversial subject and feel free to chastise me if I've upset anyone by posting this..but I feel women have the right to make these choices...

Thanks for letting me state my humble opinion

C -

Per a friend's suggestion - I am going to post part of my response to this to give more background (illumination) to why I feel the way I do:

I am passionate because I feel women ARE being victimised by society (and even by other women) on many levels - whether it be at the hands of an abusive relationship, an uncaring non-compassionate medical system/political system, or even on a spiritual/religious level because we now have mores that seem to be being forced down everyone's throats....(again I have to wonder what happened to the separation of church and state in this country)...and because I work for a medical institution and because I myself have been in the situation where I have (had) to choose - I feel very strongly about this issue...

I want to make sure that women keep their rights to make whatever choice is good for them - when I was 18 perhaps that choice was different than now - but I still feel it's vitally important to support our right as humans to choose and not let those rights be either taken away, and/or co-opted for the sake of a political machine - the bottom line is that we remember to support each other no matter what - I don't know what your personal situation might be anymore than you would know mine - but by golly I am going to defend to my last breath your right to make any decision you want to make...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Lapis: virtual bunny/orgasm game

"This is lovely: a prototyped virtual pet bunny called Lapis, designed to teach about female sexual gratification. I love the way this game gets down to basics: exploring a variety of pleasant touching."