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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Women, what's with the "healing?"

    A few days ago, I picked up a local "womyn's newspaper" from a pile containing tens of local Kansas City-area alternative weekly newspapers.

    Looking through it, I noticed that 90% of the articles and ads regarded some vauge concept of "healing" and/or "wellness." No, these aren't ads and articles about doctors or dentists ... it's drum circles and praying to Brigid and creating safe space and aromatherapy. Why is is that women -- sorry, I mean womyn -- are in such need of "healing," and what is it that they're healing from?

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    *looks down* yup im a girl...and i have no idea what your talking about, too granola for me
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Re: Women, what's with the "healing?"

    Originally posted by Dan
    what is it that they're healing from?
    Men...DUH!

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    inhaling too much pachouli oil (sp?) and not enough protein from their vegan diets.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Perhaps it has more to do with the whole "Career v. Motherhood" choices that women face. Certainly that heightens the stress in their lives. And what about those single mothers who are raising a family and have a full-time job? I'm sure that's no picnic.

    But then again, you did pick up that mag from a pile of leftist, googly-moogly, granola-type literature. I'm sure Good Housekeeping, Comso, People, and Playgirl have more reasonable solutions to life's stresses.

    Or maybe I'm just a misogynist pig.

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    I am sure it has something to do with men, as Mike said, since men are the bain of our existence
    (men suck today, but I won't get into that now), but I absolutely no idea what the heck they are talking about either.

    ((Way too granola for me too, PG!))

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    Off Topic, for Christine:
    A study at the University of Wisconsin showed that
    the kind of male face a woman finds attractive can differ
    depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For instance,
    if she is ovulating she is attracted to men with rugged and
    masculine features. And if she is menstruating, she is more
    prone to be attracted to a man with scissors shoved in his
    temple and a bat jammed up his ass while he is on fire.


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    Dan, I haven't a clue either, other than the fact that it was a granola type publication to begin with.

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    Oh Kel, that's priceless - I'll have to tell my wife that one!


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    Too funny! I think our reputation as women precede us. You know what I HATE - I get in a crappy mood, and Chad says "Oop, it must be that time of month again", like I have no other reason to be in a bad mood.

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    Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    You know what I HATE - I get in a crappy mood, and Chad says "Oop, it must be that time of month again", like I have no other reason to be in a bad mood.
    Rob only once ever erroneously pulled the "time of the month" card, to which I responded: "No, its not that time of the month, but you really are looking at a week of no sex if you keep it up, jackass."

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    Really? Is that all it takes? I'll have to try that one

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    Sh*t, I think its the men that need to heal after *that* exchange!

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    And Dan -- just exactly *why* were you looking through a lesbo publication?

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    Originally posted by bturk
    And Dan -- just exactly *why* were you looking through a lesbo publication?
    Nothing good can come from a magazine where the featured chicks don't shave their armpits....gross!

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    so mike, not a fan of the au natural?

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    Hormones. It's always hormones. Trust me*.



    * The source for information on women -- a single guy in his thirties.

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    Originally posted by Michael Stumpf
    Hormones. It's always hormones. Trust me*.



    * The source for information on women -- a single guy in his thirties.
    Oh, I thought you were the source for whore moans.

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    Originally posted by bturk


    Oh, I thought you were the source for whore moans.
    Oh great, now I have to clean the coffee out of my keyboard!

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    Originally posted by KMateja
    so mike, not a fan of the au natural?
    YUCK!

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    Originally posted by bturk
    And Dan -- just exactly *why* were you looking through a lesbo publication?
    Morbid curiosity.

    If you're new-agey, though, why do you need "healing" more so than someone who isn't new-agey, and what injured you to the point where you require such generous helpings of "healing?" The newspaper's articles were extremely vague, but it struck me as if it was implied that everyone was a victim of ... MEN!. Just their presence alone disrupted Gaia's balancing gyno-force, and a realignment would be required.

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    Originally posted by KMateja
    [B]Off Topic, for Christine:
    A study at the University of Wisconsin showed that
    the kind of male face a woman finds attractive can differ
    depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For instance,
    if she is ovulating she is attracted to men with rugged and
    masculine features. And if she is menstruating, she is more
    prone to be attracted to a man with scissors shoved in his
    temple and a bat jammed up his ass while he is on fire.


    /B]
    Oh.....that is soooooo incredibly true!!!!

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    I think these new agey-types believe that we are inherently at turmoil, thus causing the need for such massive amounts of healing. Personally, I'll take some Advil and a punching bag any day over sitting around in a circle and humming like a bunch of birds.

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    Originally posted by Dan


    Morbid curiosity.

    If you're new-agey, though, why do you need "healing" more so than someone who isn't new-agey, and what injured you to the point where you require such generous helpings of "healing?" The newspaper's articles were extremely vague, but it struck me as if it was implied that everyone was a victim of ... MEN!. Just their presence alone disrupted Gaia's balancing gyno-force, and a realignment would be required.
    I think it is not so much that these nuts believe that they need healing because of men, but they think (and not totally unjustly so) that we live in an unhealthy society that puts undue stress on the natural balance between people and their environment.

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    You speak from experience don't you?? Arms up!

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    Originally posted by Mike DeVuono
    You speak from experience don't you?? Arms up!
    Oh christ, that made me laugh. i actually don't have any underarm hair, but that's only because i don't really grow any. My legs, however, start to look a little burly around march, when it is just been too damn cold for too damn long to wear skirts. fortunately, rob went to SUNY ESF, so he doesn't mind. hee.

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