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Angelina Jolie and Audre Lorde: The Female Body


Yesterday, the top news in the morning was Angelina Jolie’s breast surgery. I wrote about it on my Forbes column. My thoughts were inspired in part by a book I read several years ago, Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde. In … Continue reading

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A Gallery of Mother Cartoons


I thought you might enjoy  some of my cartoons over the years on mothers. My mother made me laugh more than she made me cry–and for that I cannot thank her enough. Were she alive, I would watch New Girl … Continue reading

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Bangs: What Do They Mean?


I had bangs for a little while when I was a little girl. Then when I had my girls, I cut my own bangs (don’t ask). Now I don’t have bangs. I don’t plan on getting bangs. I like Michelle’s … Continue reading

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Blaming Women For Other People’s Bad Behavior


This cartoon appeared in my ForbesWoman column, with some links and some thoughts.  The drawing is based on a tumblr site I saw recently, that has to do with a certain university teaching “How to avoid rape.”    Amazing, eh? If … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny About This Petraeus Affair?


We are witnessing the strangest set of events in this Petraeus affair. I was initially uninterested because I saw it as the same old same old.  But while that is in some sense true, there may eventually be more under … Continue reading

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Mad Men and Lilly Ledbetter


I’m reading a great book right now. It’s called Grace and Grit, and it’s a memoir by Lilly Ledbetter. Yes, that’s the Lilly Ledbetter for whom the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is named (the first Bill Obama signed as … Continue reading

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Parenting Gone Strange: The Time Cover


At about 9 am, I get an email from my editor at Forbes: “Want to do something on this?” she writes. I open the link and see the now infamous cover of time. My reply: “Yes!” My immediate question was … Continue reading

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Who’s Got the White Guy Vote?


If you watch the television news, you might have noticed that the pundits are searching for what it is we want to hear. Veep talk? Hillary-Biden switch?  There isn’t a scandal in this race (yet), so the pundits are searching. … Continue reading

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