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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Monday, September 25, 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...
Monday, September 4, 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...