The New York Times published the results of an AARP study on attitudes toward older workers. As a Baby Boomer, I read the article anxiously — through my pink rhinestone reading glasses — and posted it on my Facebook page. The article, titled, “Older Workers Say Age Bias is Common,” noted that “the AARP [...]
Ostensibly about gender roles and the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique, a recent New York Times essay. entitled “Why Gender Equality Stalled” is, at its core, an indictment of boomer leadership, political institutions and corporations in 21st century America. During the 1920s, hours worked for pay in the U.S. had “stabilized at about 49 [...]
In 2009, I sat in a Toastmaster’s meeting in which we shared what we really, really wanted to do for a living. One woman said she dreamed of working with geriatrics, but felt that was impractical so she was struggling through to retirement from the postal service. Isn’t that funny? I know many people who [...]
Last summer, in a last ditch attempt at spurring the budgetary super committee to action on the crushing federal deficit, an agreement was reached in Washington D.C. That agreement — known officially as the Budget Control Act, and unofficially as The Sequester – combined with impending tax hikes as a result of congress’ inability to [...]
It’s easy to judge him with his saggy jeans, eyes that look away from your gaze, and cigarette dangling from his scrawny fingers. We stare and have an 8mm film flicker by of stereotypes that make us think he is bad, dangerous, scary, irresponsible, lazy. We see a man who is able bodied but not [...]
If there has been a consistent, non-partisan critique of the Occupy Wall Street movement it has been that it lacks clear and common vision. That’s fine. So Occupy Wall Street doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker. But it doesn’t take a lot to see that the underlying movement circles around the problem of economic disenfranchisement. [...]
During President Obama’s speech last week, when he said “millions of Americans are out of work and have been out of work for quite some time” my eyes swelled with tears. Because we are one of the millions. Three weeks ago my husband was laid off. Before that we had done everything right. He worked [...]
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