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Kristin Devine

Kristin is a geek, a libertarian, and a domestic goddess. She lives in a wildlife refuge in rural Washington state with too many children and way too many animals and works with women around the world as a fertility counselor. There's also a blog which most people would very much disapprove of

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  1. Avatar davidly says:

    The questionable nature of imposing upon others one’s own personal analogies aside, a grown adult that insists that any metaphor must be naturally gender specific doesn’t understand what metaphors are for. Now, if the grown man in question believes in the literal god of thunder, all bets are off and any discussion probably not fruitful.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    How many books did Fabio inspire? (Heck, the number of books that he inspired that he went on to be on the cover of might even have been recorded somewhere…)Report

  3. Avatar Pinky says:

    I’m as traditional as anyone on this site, and – sure, no problem. I don’t see why muses have to be females. Is there some implication of the word other than a thing outside the artist’s mind that inspires? Unless I’m missing something here, I don’t see why a muse would even have to be human.Report

  4. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Good piece. Not a lot to say other that what we have previously discussed, except this: I wonder to what degree we mean different things when we use the word “muse.”Report

  5. Avatar Anne says:

    Great article Kristin and I agree women can have men for muses. Have to think on our Tod’s question of do we mean the same thing some more.. and damnit you have the EXACT same muses as I do….Report

  6. Avatar North says:

    Hell, I think men can have men for muses and women can have women for muses so women having men for muses? Why the heck not?

    And, as George presciently noted above, most of the internet has cats (male and female) as muses.Report