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Do All Powerful Women Think Alike?


I drew this cartoon yesterday because I really wanted to comment on the nomination of Janet Yellen for chair of the Federal Reserve. It’s a big deal. She will arguably be, if the nomination goes through, the most powerful woman … Continue reading

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Smile, Darlin’–You’re So Pretty!


Have you ever gotten this?  It’s annoying. A friend told me when she used to get told to “smile, it can’t be that bad,” she  would reply “How the hell would you know?!” It’s something little girls and women hear; … Continue reading

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A Hopeful Little Girl Wants To Be One Of Many Women Astronauts


I really was happy when I read the news the other day that NASA’s new astronaut recruits are half women. Four men, four women. Then–as I often do–I questioned my enthusiasm. Does this mean that being an astronaut means lower … Continue reading

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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 New Good Normal, Or Questions After Cleveland


Today I did a piece on the horrid events in Cleveland, and the happy outcome. I couldn’t not write about it, but it was a strange subject to take on. Let me know what you think, it is here on … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Not Perfect and Other Things I learned From ‘Lean In’


The CEO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, writes an interesting book about getting to the top. Continue reading

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Are Vaginas Necessary?


International Women’s Day is today and people all over the world are celebrating and coming together to help women. Continue reading

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Humor Standards: Boobs Are The Tip Of The Iceberg


The furor over Seth MacFarlane’s performance at the Oscars may have subsided, but I argue we need to keep it alive. Humor–and women and people of color–deserve a higher standard. Continue reading

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The Problem That Has No Name, Or Now Has A Name, But Maybe Still Doesn’t


Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan‘s groundbreaking book,  “The Feminine Mystique.”  Her famous assertion, that women are suffering from a ‘problem that has no name’ may still be true,  or it may not. Friedan’s book … Continue reading

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Hillary Better Sleep Late Tomorrow


Hillary Clinton is done with her latest job, Secretary of State. Can you image how late she is going to sleep tomorrow?  She better rest up, we’re gonna need her in 2016, and promise not to watch her too closely … Continue reading

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