Posts tagged ‘emotions’

July 16, 2014

Boyfriend, Can I Be Your Girlfriend

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I was a serious tomboy. So serious that I told the other tomboy in the school that because she wore knickers she wasn’t really a tomboy, was she? (I wore Spiderman and Hulk pants…. mmmm “Hulk pants” means something so different now.
Anyway, I digress. I therefore hung about with boys. At school, after school, in the holidays. I was a football captain with scabby knees and razor-shaved hair. No-one could beat me at Operation Wolf.
From having almost zero girlfriends, in my late 30s I now have almost zero boyfriends. In fact, I have two male friends that I love (one is gay so I’m not sure he counts).

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March 8, 2011

The Women’s Room

Last year I happened to click on a programme about feminists on BBC iPlayer and it changed my life!  I phoned every woman I knew with a wild sense of enthusiasm and urged them to watch it before it was removed from the website.

The documentary featured interviews with leading feminists from around the world, many of whom were now in their 70s. This was the first time I had heard of Marilyn French, author of The Women’s Room.

The book is semi-autobiographical

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March 3, 2011

Women Who Run With The Wolves

One of my best friends gave me this wonderful book by Clarissa Pinkola- Estes and it is a book that I dip in an out of every year.

Self help would be an unjust description of Women Who Run With The Wolves but that’s where you’ll find it in the bookshops.  The objective of the book is to reaffirm the trust relationship

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