Women in da HOUSE! Not…

Part Two of I-Don't-Know-How-Many in a series of posts inspired by "Miss Representation."  If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, and you have 8 minutes, please watch it here now.  From “Miss Representation” - Women are 51% of the U.S. population, and 17% of Congress.From my 15-year-old daughter and her 17-year-old friend - “That’s because they don’t WANT to be in Congress.”Is this okay?  Yes, and no.Yes, because we understand that it’s a reflection of the fact that women … [Read more...]

Beauty and the Beast

Part One of I-Don't-Know-How-Many in a series of posts inspired by "Miss Representation."  If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, and you have 8 minutes, please watch it here now.  Once upon a time, women were valued for their intellectual and creative contributions to society.  They were sought after candidates for positions of power, and whether they were pretty or shapely had absolutely no bearing on their success, or the warmth and respect with which they were received by ot … [Read more...]

Multiple Choice

I am a fan of brevity, an economy of words, viewpoints concisely made.  In keeping with this philosophy, I may have to write a series of blog posts to give each facet of this complex issue its due.  But first - got 8 minutes?  Watch this.Whether you’re male or female, how are you feeling right now?  Circle all that apply.AngryDismissiveApologeticDefensiveHopefulEmpoweredAll of the aboveNone of the aboveMe, too.  More to follow.  Much more. … [Read more...]

Bully for You.

Certain names have been changed to protect - well, me, let's be honest - from lawsuits and beatdowns. We always walked home from school.  Always.  Rachel (my older sister by 2 years) and I walked home from our elementary school on East 17th Street in Brooklyn.  Unfortunately, we usually had company.For whatever reason, we were targets.  Maybe it was that we were brainy, teachers liked us, maybe we were socially awkward and weird, never caught the ball in dodgeball...whatever.  Always targ … [Read more...]


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