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The Judge Aquilina Backlash: How Can Anyone Criticize Our Hero?

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How many of us cheered inwardly or actually jumped up and down when we heard Judge Rosemary Aquilina sentence Larry Nasser, the former doctor for the Olympic gymnastics doctor? Who thought anyone could find fault with her strong words to a creep convicted of serial sexual molestation of young girls?

Guess what? There are reports of a backlash against the judge for “grandstanding.”

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My New Year’s Resolution: No Resolutions!

 

I hate New Year’s Eve. No, wait. What I really hate is how the holiday has become entwined with New Year’s resolutions. At a moment when we should be appreciating the year that was and getting excited about the year that will be, we are instead plunged into a morass of “shoulda, coulda, wouldas” as we vow to do better in the year ahead.

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Stop Co-Opting My Sonic Youth

There I’ll be, happily immersed in an episode of “Chopped,” only to be interrupted by commercial buzz kill. I’ve been enduring annoying ads all my life but lately, with the songs of my youth used to flagrantly push products, I’m ready to murder my television.

Exhibit A: Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” a few years back, urging me to book a Caribbean cruise. Can you imagine anything less Iggy than a luxury liner? Yet the brains behind the spot no doubt banked on nostalgia, a la “Hey, Boomer, wanna be cool again? Get on this bloated boat!”

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This is Serious: Hurry Up and Save the Internet!

 

This net neutrality stuff – it needs your attention.  You love reading NextTribe online as much as we love creating it. And you go to the web for recipes, Facebooking friends, and a million other reasons. Your service is very much at risk if net neutrality (meaning free and equal access to all internet sources, without any preferential treatment) goes away.

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Who’s Flipping Out About This Flipping Off?

 

Regardless of your political affiliation, these days it’s easy to feel angry and agitated. Which may explain why Juli Briskman, 50, is in the spotlight right now. A couple of weeks ago, she chased down the Presidential motorcade on her bicycle and flipped off the Commander in Chief after he played golf. Briskman says she was teed off over the state of the country and our President indulging in leisure time versus taking care of business.

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Bring Back the Slap?

 

In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, it occurs to me it might be time to resurrect the good old-fashioned slap in the face. I’m not talking about the bitch slap (defined, per urban etymology, as woman on woman). I mean what I call the beast slap — what a lady would deliver to any individual who dared to physically affront her. Grab, grope, or otherwise touch me without permission? Meet my five stinging friends, squarely between cheek and jowl.

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These European Judges Don’t Think You Need Sex

If a trip to the doctor resulted in the end to your sex life, would you sue for restitution?

A court in Portugal said sure, you deserve payback – but not as much as if you were younger.

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Cover Up, Buttercup?

As if older women aren’t already trying to shed their invisibility cloaks, here comes a company saying we should be more modest —unshowy, decorous, decent, seemly, demure, proper.

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Do Women Have An Expiration Date?

Attitudes towards aging women haven’t been very charitable in the past here in America, with single females often bearing the brunt of the negativity, being labeled “old maids” and being the butt of jokes in our culture.

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