So I confess. I was ambushed by the green-eyed Facebook monster over the Memorial Day weekend. I spent most of mine sitting at the dining table, gazing longingly out at our backyard, grading papers. Welcome to my life at the end of the quarter. So you can guess that all those posts and pix from […]
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So Wednesday I had an interview with Kathryn Zox on VoiceAmerica and she asked me if I could think of a more positive word for “compromise.” And to be honest — well, it was early in the morning — I could not. Can you? Thing is, life is all about the trade-offs. But “compromise”? It’s […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", culture, feminism, quarterlife, the ticking clock, tagged "Emerging Adulthood", choices, Elaine Gale, feminism, New York Magazine, the birth control pill, Vanessa Grigoriadis on December 14, 2010| 4 Comments »
Today’s post is one of those ones that I’ve thought about writing often, but been happy to shy away from. It’s tricky territory. But over the past week, fate intervened: first, in the form of the New York Magazine in my mailbox, which screamed from the cover: Fifty years ago, the pill ushered in a […]
Posted in life choices, Uncategorized, why women?, worklife balance, workplace, tagged claudia goldin, freakonomics, gender wage gap, lawrence katz, MBAs, university of chicago on January 28, 2010| 5 Comments »
Apparently, when it comes to the wage gap, it’s the time-out that kicks us in the pocketbook. That’s the word from labor economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, experts on the gender wage discrepancy, answering questions in Thursday’s NYTimes Freakonomics column. They’ve got some darn good data. If you’re a numbers geek like me, you’ll […]