Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: reverse the roles at your own risk

There is a pressing issue on all of our minds these days, and that is this: if daddy stays home with the kids, will it ruin everything? I’m glad Dr. Laura weighed in, since my husband stays home with our kid, and I should probably be prepared for just how much therapy she’s going to need. Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: reverse the roles at your own risk

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Surviving Infidelity

Another week, another interesting set of beliefs by Dr. Laura. This week, we actually sort of agree. In the big picture. But the devil is in the details, right? The topic: infidelity. This is taken from Dr. Laura’s blog, which I would advise staying away from in general unless you have a strong stomach. Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Surviving Infidelity

Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Susan: Can I Say No to Marital Sex?

Dr. Laura’s baaack! With a new YouTube video and more assholery. She’s…kidding, right? Except no, I don’t think she is. Read More Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Susan: Can I Say No to Marital Sex?

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Can I Do Manly Things While My Husband is Away?

The following was taken from Dr. Laura’s website. Have questions you want somebody that isn’t Dr. Laura to answer? Ask me!

The question: “My husband is going on vacation for 2 weeks and, as a surprise for him while he’s gone, I’m planning on having some work done to our home…fix the floor, remodel, trim the trees and bushes, etc. I was going to have family help with these things to keep costs down. I have previously mentioned the things to him that I plan to do. He works long hours 6 days a week so I can stay home with our 14 month old baby. I love him and appreciate his hard work and thought this would be a nice way to help him out with things that he doesn’t have time for. Do you think that this is a good idea?” Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Can I Do Manly Things While My Husband is Away?

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Why can’t we go back to the good old days? AKA: Feminism causes date rape.

[Trigger warning for discussion of rape.]

Do not click to open this unless you are prepared to get really, really angry. It’s bad, guys.

The following was taken from Dr. Laura’s website. Have questions you want somebody that isn’t Dr. Laura to answer? Ask me!

The question: “Should I have a conversation with my 29-year-old daughter regarding her relationship with a 50-year-old man? I’ve actually expected her to bring it up. Do you have pros and cons to help me give her some fatherly advice regarding the challenges if she asks for it?” Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Why can’t we go back to the good old days? AKA: Feminism causes date rape.

Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: “I’m running out of Febreze. How do I convince my husband not to be smelly?”

Once again, I’m going to be tackling some advice that Dr. Laura has given (taken from transcripts on her website), and look at it from a different, less awful perspective.

If you would like some similar not-awful advice, ask me! I am all-knowing. Except when I’m not. But mostly-knowing. Read More Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: “I’m running out of Febreze. How do I convince my husband not to be smelly?”

Ask Dr. Laura vs. Ask Dr. Susan: it’s feminism that’s to blame for my kid’s bullying, right?

Once again, I’m going to be tackling some advice that Dr. Laura has given (taken from transcripts on her website), and look at it from a different, less awful perspective.

If you would like some similar not-awful advice, ask me! I am all-knowing. Except when I’m not. But mostly-knowing.

The question: “As a parent and a teacher (currently a stay-at-home-mom), how do I explain to a child when and how they should defend themselves when they are being harassed or physically hurt by another child? When I was teaching, there were several incidents in which a child trying to defend himself got in trouble (and the bully did too). How is that possibly fair? I just want to do the right thing and need your help.”

Read More Ask Dr. Laura vs. Ask Dr. Susan: it’s feminism that’s to blame for my kid’s bullying, right?

Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: If your husband won’t help you around the house, too bad! At least he’s a man.

Once again, I’m going to be tackling some advice that Dr. Laura has given (taken from transcripts on her website), and look at it from a different, less awful perspective.

If you would like some similar not-awful advice, ask me! http://persephonemagazine.com/ask-us/ I am all-knowing. Except when I’m not. But mostly-knowing.

The question: “I’m beginning to feel hopeless about not being a good mother. I was always a pushy mom, trying to teach my kids to be independent, while their father was and is a couch potato. Now that they are teenagers, I resent that my husband never provided me any support. I feel that we would be better off separated. How can I put a stop to this feeling of resentment?” Read More Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: If your husband won’t help you around the house, too bad! At least he’s a man.