We just called it something else

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A ‘Scarlett Letter’ was just the beginning

Et Tu, Brute?

A quick check in with most folks would reveal that every one of them could easily name their favourite canceled anti-hero. All you have to do is ask. Whether this anti-hero…


You’re looking like a hot mess and someone is trying to FaceTime you

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Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Makeup? Not this morning.

And yet, there it is — ringing constantly. Your iPhone. FaceTime. Your presence is requested.

Back in the day, it was the unexpected drop-in that was unwelcome and feared. In today’s digital world, it’s the unsolicited video call.

Choose your poison: FaceTime, Zoom, Skype — they’re all the same. These virtual intrusions into the most intimate of spaces — our homes — are now the norm, not the exception. …


On mandatory medication after a life of little drug therapy

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“Take two Tylenols and call me in the morning…”


What he said broke my heart

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“I wish you didn’t have lupus”

You see, I had been dealing with a particularly bad flare leading up to this seemingly innocuous comment. The weeks prior were filled with the usual unexpected and inconsistent signs of an autoimmune illness.

Extreme fatigue. Joint aches and pains. Soreness all over. Blistering headaches. Mental fogginess. The list went on and on. And…


Interesting POV. I do still think, however, that the treatment at school was/is a form of cancellation. A decidedly powerful group determines who's in and who's out. The definition of cancelling, in my opinion.


Anything her heart desires

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Will that be brown then, or blue?” Dr. Osaka wanted to be sure he had it straight. After all, his patient, Sybil, had been vacillating between the two.

“I’ve decided on brown. ‘Brown-Eyed Girl,’ it’s a classic, you know? My mother was an aficionado of historical music from the late 20th century. It was the area of study that formed her doctoral thesis. I grew up listening to that tune which she played all the time when I was a kid.”

“Great! And the hair colour?”

Sybil paused for a moment and thought about the various choices. She’d always loved…


The reality of gender-specific harassment revealed by tactic

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Viral Tik Tok Video Teaches Women How to Avoid Unpleasant Workplace Stress

Her trick?

Referring difficult customers to her workplace assistant by the name of “Matt.” The problem is, “Matt” doesn’t exist. A figment of Sutton’s creative imagination (she is CEO of a successful content creation agency, after all), this imaginary office worker seems to do the trick. …


Regé-Jean Page passed over for plum role in SyFy channel show

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Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page isn’t immune to the reality of racism

The Los Angeles Times has reported that DC Entertainment and specifically, then DC chief creative officer Geoffrey Johns allegedly stated that Superman’s grandfather could not be Black.

The alleged slight of the British actor who has won the admiration and interest of fans around the world indicates that despite fame and fortune, unfair treatment due to discrimination exists.

Apparently, the decision to choose another actor for the role…


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Hollywood star says she knows at least four closeted actors who remain so due to homophobia

“I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know — some well known, some starting out — who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles,” she said. “Now that’s f***ed up.”

Winslet, best known for her leading role in the blockbuster film “The Titanic,” is clearly frustrated with the Hollywood unwritten rule that dictates that gay…

Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Writer, Media Commentator, Creator & Host: The Parenting Then & Now Podcast, Writing: https://skempjackson.contently.com/, blog: http://multiplemayhemmamma.com

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