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Arianna Huffington and Cindi Leive say that sleep deprivation is a feminist issue.

Arianna Huffington, the powerhouse publisher of The Huffington Post, and Cindi Leive, the equally indomitable publisher of Glamour, have joined forces to identify women’s sleep deprivation as “the next feminist issue”.

Oh yeah, this ranks up there.

They cite studies that indicate that women are more sleep-deprived than men, including one that says American women are getting 90 minutes less than the seven to eight hours recommended for someone to be well and perform well.

American author Naomi Wolf has taken up the baton in her column in The Times Saturday writing that the pair make a persuasive case that female exhaustion is undermining women’s creativity, judgment, and relationships.

“What does it profit us to win the whole world only to experience it cranky and irrational from fatigue?” she wrote.

Excuse me?  What is it with people thinking that their cause deserves special attention?

I get about 4 hours, maybe 5 hours, of sleep a night.  That’s sleep deprivation.  I’m not going to say that all insomniac pain sufferers should be singled out for kinder treatment or special daily structure or schedules.  Crap, if you are getting less than 6-7 hours a night I don’t care who you are, you should be trying to catch up.  You don’t have to be a woman to be dealing with exhaustion.

Ok, here’s another one – Breast Cancer Awareness Week – I am not taking a thing away from that cause, but I always think “So if you have appendix cancer, eardrum cancer, or kneecap cancer are you somehow not as needful of awareness or recognition?”  Does it really make a difference what kind of cancer if it kills you?  Hell, I say lets find a cure for ALL of them.


I must have a steampunk toilet!

Taking a laser-guided whiz is just way too cool.

I think Cruel Wife will let me have one if I contrive to keep peeing on the toilet seat even when it is in the “up” position.

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