Monthly Archives: March 2015

BW picture woman and aging skin

Women and Aging – You Can Survive

Having just turned 60 I have now entered DEFCON 2 in the war against aging. That is, if we are to believe the media who have been waging  their own war against women and aging for years. After decades of

BW picture woman and aging skin

Women and Aging – You Can Survive

Having just turned 60 I have now entered DEFCON 2 in the war against aging. That is, if we are to believe the media who have been waging  their own war against women and aging for years. After decades of

don draper drinking

Don Draper Problem Drinker

While actor Jon Hamm has just successfully completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, it hard to imagine the same fate for Don Draper who has long been waging a battle with booze. One line of dialogue we are

don draper drinking

Don Draper Problem Drinker

While actor Jon Hamm has just successfully completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, it hard to imagine the same fate for Don Draper who has long been waging a battle with booze. One line of dialogue we are

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

American Constitution

We

“Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word We. We the people. We Shall overcome. Yes We can.” President Barack Obama – Selma 50th Anniversary     It’s time we begin to color-in the Constitution using

American Constitution

We

“Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word We. We the people. We Shall overcome. Yes We can.” President Barack Obama – Selma 50th Anniversary     It’s time we begin to color-in the Constitution using

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.