Sunday night/Monday were my worst days, healthwise. Ulcer was acting up big time ( my fault; I deviated from my normal diet plan on Sunday because I was travelling) and my stomach felt bloated and sore and I couldn't keep meals or even water down. So I lay in bed all of Monday, praying for death.
Death didn't come, but the meds kicked in and today I feel better except for the aftertaste from Rehydrate. I can live with foul aftertaste:-)
So instead of blogging about anything happening in my writing life, I'm going to lead you to some ongoing online discussions I participated in:
Writer Lee Cahill started a discussion on Breast Cancer Month on Facebook, but somehow the discussion grew to encompass sexual expression and the dynamic of women using their bodies to sell their careers ( e.g. Madonna, Shakira, Britney Spears) and the argument that these women may not be in control of the situation as much as they think and are being used as objects to ogle by men.
We also started talking about how sometimes society tries to force women to dress in a certain way, and talk in a certain way. If you don't comform, you are seen as inviting disrespect from men, maybe even rape.
We also wondered if encouraging men to think about the possibility of being rape victims would help them to appreciate women's perspective more, and that maybe, they will start seeing rape as a human rights issue, not a women's issue. This could go a long way to improving how rape victims are treated by society.
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The latest interesting letter from my OneLove audience is from a woman who is married with 3 kids. Her husband was deported, and it took a year for him to be considered eligible to come back to their country. Meanwhile, the wife felt abandoned, and started a relationship with a man who is married (separated) and also has 3 kids. At this stage, being with the husband will be about duty, rather than love, she says. What do you think? Should she try to make the relationship with new partner work or try to rediscover the feeling she used to have for her husband?