Oct 10, 2011

One Awesome Lady

We often hear the question: What you you want to be when you grow up?
And also: Who is your role model?
I'm sure there has been varying answers that have come and gone throughout the years, but one has always be a constant, since I was about 14.

Sue Johanson.

She is my role model and I want to be her when I grow up.
This woman fucking rocks. She is still kicking around, however slowly these days, as she's now 81.

I use to watch her show all the time and was blown away with how frank she was about sex - and in such an entertaining way. She came to my college once and I was star-struck.

Not only is her knowledge of sexual health a bottomless well, but she's also a fellow hometown Toronto lady, born and raised. She began a high school birth control clinic in the 70s - which was the first of its kind in all of Canada1, which, at that time, was pretty damn ballsy. She's also written three books about, well... you guessed it, sex; my favorite being Sex Is Perfectly Natural but Not Naturally Perfect.

She has been awarded the Order of Canada AND has her own brand of sex toys!
Yes, that awesome.

If you know who she is, then I needn't say anymore, but if you do not know her, have a quick watch with her on Conan a few years back. You'll quickly understand my adoration for this woman, my hero.

"There's a lot of things that you can use that you've got around the house, 
besides the carrots, cucumbers and the regular things..."

ACK. She kills me!

1. Wikipedia: Sue Johanson


  1. It's canadian Betty White! Imagine the two of them together... it'd be like a porno. A wrong, wrong porno.

  2. I went to see her when I was in college too.
    Love her

  3. haha, that's awesome!! Though I heard you shouldn't use vegetables-- some lady bled out after she internally cut herself with a rough carrot!

  4. @Tsaritsa

    That must have been one rough carrot!

  5. I remember the first time I saw this lady on late night TV...I thought holy shit I didn't think people talked 'OUT-LOUD' about that kind-a stuff...especially Old people!

  6. She is awesome! I love her ability to speak so frankly about a topic that makes so many people sqeamish.

  7. The Dr. Ruth Westheimer of Canada. I love it. That is one cool lady.

  8. Dr. Ruth is the most gangster old lady in the world!! next to Betty White of course! lol.

  9. Sounds like a kick-ass lady! 81 and going strong.


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