Black Friday: Friend or foe?

With all the ranting this way and that about stores opening for Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving day, I got to wondering how you feel about all this. Is Black Friday a cultural institution, like pumpkin pie, or to put it the way one blog did, “where Satan goes for a time out”? Vote now!…

Get Teazled!

It is my delight to share with you that a new greeting card company has opened that caters to the LGBT community. It is called Teazled and is owned by a wonderful couple right here in Las Vegas. (Full disclosure: I am friends with them and they go to my church.) I encourage anyone who…

Mid-week news round-up: military at pride parade, the sexist dairy campaign and more!

It’s hot out there, and I don’t just mean the weather: Have you been watching the week-long series on sexual violence airing on My News 3’s Healthline segment? It features Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence Executive Director Andrea Sundberg speaking on a variety of issues related to sexual violence. (Full disclosure: I am on the…

The secret to low prices? Screwing over women!

I am beyond mad about The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision today to deny class-action status to the women suing Walmart for sex discrimination. The suit — representing 1.6 million women who worked at the company from 1998 — was the largest class-action suit in American history. In their 5-4 decision, led by Justice Antonin Scalia…

Body politics: Get ’em when they’re young

Did you know that there are not only toning shoes for women but there are also toning shoes for … girls? “Toning shoes” are sneakers with rounded soles designed to create an unstable walking surface and theoretically force the wearer to engage different muscles while walking. But not only are the claims that they can…