While I wholeheartedly believe that Roman Polanski should be held 100% responsible for his egregious crime, I also feel that only focusing disproportionately on him seems hypocritical in a society that all too often celebrates and exploits teen sexuality.
When my long-lost buddy sent me a Facebook friend request nearly a year ago, I was ecstatic. The drama that happened afterwards, however, was a total buzzkill. Read on.
Now that Mackenzie Phillips has come forward about her chaotic childhood, which was fraught with addiction and sexual abuse, we are again presented with a vivid example of how parenting and substance abuse don't mix.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had an idyllic vision of what childbirth would be like. I imagined I would have a quick labor and easy birth, then my son would peacefully latch onto my breast and we would sail off into maternal bliss. This SO didn't happen.