I originally wrote this for ieatgrass.com. Angelina Jolie, humanitarian, actress and one of America’s biggest sex symbols, recently took the public eye away from her lips when she stepped out in an op-ed piece written for the New York Times with an unexpected admission: She had a double mastectomy after learning she is genetically susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer.
This proactive procedure cut her cancer risk from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I am so beyond impressed with her bravery in not only making that hard decision, but in talking about it publicly, encouraging other women to evaluate all of their choices when it comes to cancer prevention.
In her op-ed, she writes that she is stepping forward to talk about her procedure because she hopes that other women can benefit from her experience.
“I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer,” Jolie writes.
It is miraculous that Jolie was able to hide this from the public since her procedure in April. The media attacks celebrities for stepping outside wearing the wrong footwear, let alone the removal of both breasts. So kudos to her on keeping it private, and triple kudos to her on then coming forward and talking about the experience for the benefit of others. Well done, Angelina. Continue reading
I hate you! And all of the buttons on your pants...
Time for a Lusty Vegan redirect! Check out my post on iEatGrass…here is a little excerpt to get you motivated.
“No, screw you!”
“I hate you!”
“I hate you, too!”
(sound of pants hitting floor)
Sound familiar? Sometimes, nothing is more exhilarating than a really intense angry-sex session. You know, the kind where you go from screaming at each other to tearing clothes off faster than you can say “teeth marks.” That hair-pulling, bottom-lip biting type of animalistic intensity is a terrific way to let off steam while at the same time, reconnecting. But is it healthy?
I think it can be, but it depends on the fight. I’ve always loved a good argument, from playful banter to serious heated debates. I also find a passionate man extremely attractive, even if he is passionately screaming at me…it’s a bit of a problem. However, I have learned over time that the type of argument you’re having weighs heavy on if make up sex is a healthy form of closure. If it’s a small problem that got blown out of proportion, sexing it out can be an excellent release, especially if you’ve already spent a bit of time screaming…er…talking about the problem. Did you get offended by something your partner said? Pissed they were late AGAIN for dinner? In that situation, then having make-up sex is a great way to slam the case closed.
I hope that's pleather, Biffy!
I don’t usually redirect my SexyTofu readers to my rants on other sites, but I had a great interview with bad-ass Canadian recording artist Bif Naked a few weeks back, and wrote about it on pop-vegan culture portal www.iEatGrass.com. Bif is a raw vegan, MMA enthusiast, poet, writer and all around insanely smokin’ hot, inside and out. Here is a little teaser from the article. Feel free to check out iEatGrass for the entire thing, and read about Bif’s upcoming memoir, and find a link to her talking about that time she scooped a homeless man’s crap out of her dog’s mouth. If that ain’t devotion I just don’t know what is.
Bif Naked; Rocker in the Raw
“It’s f*cking raining here!” is one of the first things I hear from the potty-mouthed punker when I get a hold of her. Calling me from Vancouver, Bif’s deep, throaty croon is as enthralling over the phone as it is pumping out of the speakers in my car.
When you hear terms like “raw food vegan,” and “cancer survivor,” images of shining lithe blondes a la Kris Carr may immediately come to mind. And when you think about a tattooed, grungy punk rocker with a passion for Mixed Martial Arts and a mouth like a truck driver, someone living a straight edge life-style is probably not what you envision. Yet Bif Naked, an Indian- born American-Canadian singer, writer, musician and poet is all of the above, and more.
Read more here.