Anne Helen Petersen wrote a book about unruly women because she regrets having grown up ruly. She wants to encourage us to be brave, because she was not.
I can’t tell you how many times in school I was forced to read coming-of-age books for boys, like Lord of the Flies and The Catcher in the Rye. It’s enough to make a girl wonder – what would happen if I were the kid-king after an abandoned airplane crash? I can tell you this: Lord of the Flies would have been a much different story with me in the lead. [Read more…]
You’d think, fifty years* after the Equal Rights Amendment was killed by Phyllis Schlafly and her ilk, women would be on a level par with men in the workplace. Surprise.
Because ageism is so closely related to sexism, you’ll want to learn this amazing technique for making your voice heard. [Read more…]
In 2000, Hillary was running for senator. While she ran around NY state campaigning, the wisecracking journalist and historian Gail Collins followed her. [Read more…]
It’s 2016, I’m 61 years old, and I’ve never felt so empowered, motivated, and excited about my future. Why is this happening? [Read more…]