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Monthly Archives: October 2010

As we mentioned in our previous post, it seems like men want some guidance on understanding women talk … so lets jump right in!

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My good friend Mario and I were in a rousing debate about deciphering ‘woman-talk’ as he calls it: the things women say, and how whether what they say actually corresponds to what they mean. He says women say things they don’t mean, and I say guys just don’t listen hard enough, and thus – like all good relationships – communication becomes the game field.

The debate started when I read him a funny joke I had found on my iPod touch app. I’ve included it for you below.

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There are very few things I dislike about being a woman. In fact, I don’t really have a problem with getting my period – which we here at the Wonders of Womanhood call a monthly visit of “Aunt Flo” – even though she comes with her over-bearing buddies ‘PMS’, ‘Cramps’ and more.

Jokes aside, one part about being a woman that I dislike is our vulnerability – our susceptibility to outward harm. That is, being a woman comes with implicit vulnerability – and if you have ever been afraid to walk alone at night, you will know what I mean.

95% of the time, I am not afraid – of walking alone, or being attacked. I am strong. I can put up a good fight. And, I’m well-versed in crushing a guy through his weak spots. But once in a while, something happens that gnaws on the secret fear I have of being a woman. Most recently, it is the Col. Russell Williams case.

*Warning: This post contains a few details of the Williams trial and case that may be considered graphic. If you are uncomfortable with reading some details, please, do not click “Read More”.

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I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan. It’s a show that makes me feel – and in this age of information overload from media, books, the radio, television, movies, the newspaper – even Twitter, I am hard-pressed to find something that really makes me feel, right to my core.

Season 7 Episode 3 was, like many other Grey’s episodes heart-wrenching, and moving and wonderful. But, a little nagging feeling unexpectedly surfaced from a topic of discussion during the episode. One character was … “outed” as still being a virgin at the age of 26 (or mid-twenties)- a topic she seemed to be ashamed of ; Certainly, the other characters found it okay to tease her into being ashamed.

I know very little about love and life and sex, and I don’t know much about being a virgin, besides the fact that I am one. Whatever I have thought about my ‘state of virginity’ may not be the same of what others feel about having never had sex before, but I was certainly never ashamed it, and it didn’t really occur to me what it was something to be self-conscious about until I watched the episode.

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It’s about time we stop mooching of Surviving Studenthood for posts 🙂 Now that we are up and running, we’ve got some our own great posts to share.

I’ve got a big date tomorrow night, and I am going into it with the intent to get some action (yes, women do that – often!). Of course, common ‘action’-date courtesy means shaving. You can already tell how some of us feel about shaving from our post on  Surviving Studenthood, but most of the time, we bear and grin it, because – well, because we want some action, and we like smooth legs too 🙂

I would, however, like some clarification about shaving my legs, because it seems to me like every time I bring the razor to the bathtub, the Mission Impossible song is suddenly about to play. I never realize how flexible until I am trying to shave my legs – and then every conceivable position from a yoga move to a sex move is attempted in a wet, slippery shower in order to catch all those tiny hairs. Sounds dangerous ;).

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Part of being human means being self-conscious about your body – wanting to look the best you possibly can, while staying true to the real you.

Sometimes, little incidents in life can help us see how self-conscious we are, and open our eyes to where inferiority really comes from.

Check out the post below!

When The Fat Gets To Your Head I must admit I am a bit overweight. I used to be in very good shape, and quite skinny, but undergoing several years of undergraduate study, and the realization that food can keep you awake, my Freshman 15 went to Freshman 45. I confess openly however, that while I am now insecure about my body, I'd also enjoy being a bit overweight. I like the curves. 🙂 Recent picture-taking has revealed I am heavier than I think I am (or does the camera add 10 … Read More

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This blog, which is all about womanhood, will – bit by bit – give away all the secrets guys need to know about meeting women, dating them, and surviving them. Each post may apply to all women or just some women, but either way, its an opportunity for woman to connect and guys to get some insight.

Surviving Studenthood’s post starts us off with a little secret-sharing … check it out!

I sit here writing precariously: the guys who are active writers for this blog were up in arms at my insistence for this post, but I think their curiosity about a girl’s perspective got the best of them, and I managed to sneak in approval for this post. I concede that Surviving Studenthood is  a blog about studenthood (and surviving it – I know, not so creative title! :)) but in my opinion, relationships are a huge part of studenthood, and they a … Read More

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