Or, as Wavy Gravy put it, we’re all just bozos on the bus, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the ride. That’s all well and good in theory (and coming from the man who gave brown acid a bad name–and ice cream a good one), but who wants to admit to being […]
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So clearly, you don’t often start the day thinking of “The Graduate.” But I was reminded of the iconic film about post-grad angst this A.M. via an op-ed from the Daily Pennsylvanian, written by Juliette Mullin, a senior at Penn, where, Mullin writes, students tend to equate the Penn seal on their diplomas with a […]
And then, reader, there’s this. Allow me to reference a piece titled “The Office Mom,” which ran on Forbes‘ web site Tuesday with the slug: Women are ditching the stereotype of the imperious, tyrannical boss in favor of the nurturing “office mom.” Is that a good thing? According to writer Laura Sinberg, it is a good […]
So when I was a little kid, I had an imaginary friend named Francine. (Okay, what kind of five-year-old comes up with a name like Francine for a pretend playmate? Maybe that speaks to why I had to make one up. But at least I came up with a better moniker than my brother-in-law, who […]
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Barbara’s post from last week, Choosing the Iconic Self, about how women–now freed from the simple definitions of either wife or daughter–struggle to define our authentic Self, and wind up trapped by the iconic image of whatever dream-self we aspire to become, saddling each choice with a […]