Anne's Diary

Diary entries relating to "women"

Monday, November 12, 2012
In tough economic times, the Presidential election is practically handed to the other party. What happened this time? I think women made the difference.

Woman make up the majority of voters in this country, so it's always a mistake to alienate them.

First of all, a Republican made a major gaffe: Republican...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I recently read a magazine article that said something to the effect of, "Women can have it all" (meaning a career, a happy marriage, and motherhood)--"They just can't have it all AT ONCE." I think men are now in the same leaky boat.

Longer life spans and the recession have combined to mean that both sexes...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It takes courage to be female. Everybody recognizes male courage--in battle, fighting fires, on the football field--but your average woman is actually bravery personified: She teams up with a partner (usually a man) and takes the huge risk of caring about him, caring for him, having his kids (or taking care of the ones he already has), without...
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Monday, May 30, 2011
There's an old saying, "Those who can, do--those who can't, teach." As an ex-teacher, I've always resented this statement, but after coming from a recent conference where Whitley and I were the only non-academics, I'm beginning to see the truth in it. This conference was held at one of the world's most wonderful places: Esalen in Big Sur...
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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Whenever I mention the title of my book An Invisible Woman to any woman over 40, she instantly says, "Oh, I know how THAT feels!"

It happened to me. One day I woke up and I was invisible. Men bumped into me on the street as if I wasn't there. I was twirled around in revolving doors. I started fighting back and eventually had to call my...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Since moving to what seems like a small town from New York City, I've found myself the object of discrimination at times. This is a new experience for me. I'm white and middle class, so I'm used to blending in. I never worried much about being accepted before. I was never on the cheerleading squad or part of the prom queen crowd. My...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2000

On our September 3rd show, we talked with Janet Hull, the author of Sweet Poison, about the dangers of artificial sweetners, particulary aspartame. During the show, I noticed that many of our calls and e-mails came from dieters, mostly women, who were trying to lose weight by drinking diet sodas.

It seems possible that aspartame...

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