Do not let the outrage die. In the wake of the horrific mass murders in Newtown, Conn., we’ve read plenty of newspaper articles, listened to numerous TV commentators, read hundreds of Facebook posts, all with the same message: we need to talk about gun control. And yet. My biggest fear is that, once the grief […]
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Posted in culture, gender roles, why women?, tagged Adam Lanza, Alex Pareene, Columbine, Conn., Gabrielle Giffords, gun control, Mark Blumenthal, Mark Rosenberg, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nate Silver, National Rifle Association, New York Times, Newtown, Salon, Sandy Hook, Sen. Diane Feinstein, The Task Force for Global Health on December 17, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", being judged, culture, decision-making, feminism, life choices, why women?, tagged " New York Times Magazine, "Girls", 50 Shades of Grey, A.O. Scott, Ann Romney, Bechel test, being judged, breastfeeding, career, Child care, expectations, hollywood, juggling, Lena Dunham, marriage, Paula Broadwell, Rihanna, Sandra Fluke, tiger mother, Year of the Woman on December 11, 2012| 1 Comment »
The Year of the Woman? Oy vey. It’s a phrase that’s always struck me as ridiculous. It would be one thing to declare it the Year of the Short, Redheaded, Left-Handed Woman, or the Year of the Unmarried, Urban-dwelling Thirtysomething Woman, or the Year of the Woman Who Doesn’t Want to Have It All, but, […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", culture, decision-making, psychology of choice, the ticking clock, too many choices, why women?, tagged analysis paralysis, Barry Schwartz, career decisions, Choice overload, Christmas shopping on December 5, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Santa, make it stop! My inbox, which has exploded exponentially every day since Thanksgiving rolled over into the Season of Shopping, has sent me on the fast track to crazy town. Among the fifty-odd messages that popped up since I went to bed last night are emails from everything from Bloomingdales to the Stanford Wine […]
Baby Bumps and the Beauty Myth, Plastic Surgery and Politics: Or, What Jessica Simpson Has To Do With You.
Posted in being judged, culture, feminism, why women?, tagged "the End of Men", abortion, birth control, bump alert, Entertainment Tonight, Extraordinary Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Gloria steinem, Good Morning America, independence, Jessica Simpson, Katie Couric, patriarchy, perfection, plastic surgery, politics, post-baby body, power structure, pressure, reproductive rights, Roe V. Wade, Sandra Fluke, spanx, The Bachelorette, The Beauty Myth, the female vote, Trista Sutter on September 11, 2012| 2 Comments »
Isn’t it funny, at a time that’s been described as The End of Men And The Rise of Women, during an election season that’s been touted as hinging on the “female vote,” during an era in which young adult humans of the female persuasion have never known a world in which Gloria Steinem wasn’t an […]
Posted in culture, feminism, tagged being single, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Edith Zimmerman, empowerment, expectations, fulfillment, have it all, Helen Gurley Brown, inequality, juggling, mouseburgers, New York Times, pressure, sex, Sex and the Single Girl, The Feminine Mystique, Undecided: How to ditch the endless quest for perfect and find a career -- and life -- that works for you on August 13, 2012| 2 Comments »
“Good girls go to Heaven, but bad girls go everywhere.” So said Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine and author of the bestselling “Sex and the Single Girl.” And while one can say what one will about Cosmopolitan magazine, few can argue that HGB was not a gamechanger. Don’t get me wrong: Cosmo […]
Posted in culture, identity, tagged Barbara Ehrenreich, Buddhism, failure, great expectations, helicopter parents, Madeline Levine, New York Times, Oliver Burkeman, overparenting, perfection, positive thinking, tiger mother, Tony Robbins, Unleash the Power Within, visualization on August 7, 2012| Leave a Comment »
So, you know that special brand of squelched eye-roll/mini-smirk you trot out whenever you find yourself cornered by your Positive Thinking-evangelizing sister/friend/coworker? Turns out, raining on her parade might be the best thing you can do for her. In a comical opinion piece in Sunday’s NYT that’ll make the cynic in you chuckle, Oliver Burkeman […]
I was shocked and saddened this weekend when I clicked on an email telling me that Erica Kennedy–fashion publicist turned writer turned author–had died. How I wished I could unclick it–the email, and the news. Today is no better: my head feels clouded, like I’m thinking through mud. My gut feels heavy, as though I […]