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…]
Warning: this post is sexually graphic and vulgar. Please don’t read it if that upsets you. It’s about online dating. [Read more…]
I was shocked that she was shocked. My young friend was riveted as I explained history to her. MY history, which was only from about 40 years ago. [Read more…]
You never wanted to be a “little blue-haired lady,” did you? Yet here we are. [Read more…]
This can’t be what she meant by “leaning in.” Sheryl Sandberg has a high-pressure job, one she said she couldn’t do without the help of her husband. Unfortunately, David died suddenly at the age of 47.
Emilie du Chatelet is the smartest woman you never heard of. Not only was she a fun-loving, sexy beauty, she was a mathematical genius. [Read more…]