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Female Halloween costumes should be scary not sexy

Pirates, Ghostbusters, vampires and Freddy Krueger are the names of common Halloween costumes you might see on the men's aisle. For women, the pirate becomes "sexy pirate," the witch transforms into "glamorous witch" (glamorous meaning "with less clothing") and even Freddy Krueger morphs into the sexy "Ms. Krueger" (complete with strategically placed claw slashes). For those of us not interested in the "sexy" look, finding a Halloween costume is really just an exercise in attempting to find an outfit that doesn't make us look like playmates.

Obama’s aspirations are worthy of peace prize

The Nobel Committee is standing by its decision to award what some say is a preemptive peace prize to President Barack Obama, and I...

Women empowerment found in horror films

It's October, which means that it is time for my favorite Halloween pastime: watching scary movies. As a feminist, sometimes the classic "damsel in...

Adultery Web site lowers standards for spouses

The internet has made everything easier. With one click of the mouse, you can order a new pair of jeans, check the weather for the week, pay your phone bill or cheat on your spouse.

Ashley Madison is a dating Web site that isn't like Match.com or eHarmony. What makes it different? There are no single people on this dating site. Ashley Madison matches married people who want to cheat on their spouses.

Twilight romance not too far from reality

Is "Twilight" unrealistic romantic drivel, sending false hope to teenage girls everywhere about the complexities of love? I don't think so. People that think the series is cheesy are just plain cynical.

Yes, Bella becomes very passive around Edward. But isn't that what most women do when they are in love? Don't the men that capture our hearts become huge, almost ridiculous parts of our world?

Some movies don’t need to be recycled

There are probably thousands, if not millions, of creative minds in this country. Yet here we are experiencing deja vu when we go to...

Review: “The Color Purple” musical an inspiring show

"The Color Purple" has made an incredible journey from a well-loved book to an Oscar-winning film, to finally, a Broadway musical. This transition has proved to be seamless and worthwhile. The story is a bittersweet tale of a young black girl named Celie set in the early 1900s. Celie and her sister, Nettie, are being raised by their abusive father, but their closeness and love for each other get them through the hardest of times. Celie's father sends her off to marry a man she does not care for, and she is separated from her beloved sister Nettie.

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