I once told my dad in high school that I planned to become a Sylvia Plath scholar. “And how exactly will that make you a living?” he asked. Good question, but I had a plan. I would teach Plath Studies at a university, write books about Plath and travel to far away places to lecture [...]
Michael Pollan, the food guru who gave us The Ominivore’s Dillemma, has a new book out this week. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, is an exploration of how earth, fire, water, and air eventually result in food — real food, not the “food-like products” found on supermarket shelves that make us all fat, sick, [...]
I recently read a brilliant article by Deborah Copaken Kogan, a well-known writer and feminist. I was attracted to the title of the article about her so-called post feminist life “Life in Arts and Letters.” It immediately brought to mind the TV show with almost the same name that I relished in the 1990s and [...]
It was early August 2008 and I was confused. A fairly well-known magazine journalist had recently published a book about three iconic women whose music in the ’60s and ’70s was the subtle feminist soundtrack for a generation coming of age. I was interviewing her — ostensibly about the book — for a women’s issues [...]
If women are supposed to help other women, what is one powerful woman to do when another powerful woman does something anti-women? Such is Sheryl Sandberg’s dilemma. And so far, Sandberg has opted to stand with her equals rather than speak out for her base. As you must know by now, Sandberg is the author [...]
I have always had this stereotypical, internal struggle about feminism and being a girly-girl who loves sparkly things and spa days. Especially when it comes to raising a daughter. No, seriously. Hear me out. There are so many types of parenting. Gender neutral being one of them, which for a while I truly tried. But [...]
I recently attended the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC), hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. One of the great things about feminism is that it encompasses such a broad range of issues. Health care, politics, economics and gun control are all feminist issues, and were all discussed at NYFLC. In light [...]
I’ve long said that blogging and the Internet makes freedom of speech a reality for women. Women may have had the “right to speak” before, but who would hear them? I’ve also identified as a feminist since my teenage years. Still, I’ve been disenchanted, shall we say. And while I’m going to a panel soon [...]
When I heard the buzz about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (written with Nell Scovell), I figured it was more of the same ideas I’ve been reading for years. I figured her “lean-in circles” in corporate offices would do as much good as lactation rooms. It’s easier for [...]
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