Category Archives: Gender

Trump and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Trump and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Vintage Schoolbook Illustration Arithmetic

Equal Pay Day- Catch Up Time

  On Equal Pay Day we again learn about uneven division. Today is our annual reminder that women’s pay is not in fact equal to men’s. It’s that annual point in the year when the average woman’s pay catches up

Vintage Schoolbook Illustration Arithmetic

Equal Pay Day- Catch Up Time

  On Equal Pay Day we again learn about uneven division. Today is our annual reminder that women’s pay is not in fact equal to men’s. It’s that annual point in the year when the average woman’s pay catches up

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Art Show – Remembering What Was Forgotten

I am very pleased my collage Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory was selected to be part of the   National Association of Women Artist’s national exhibition Collage/Mixed Media  The Art of  Layering in N.Y.C. Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD

Art Show – Remembering What Was Forgotten

I am very pleased my collage Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory was selected to be part of the   National Association of Women Artist’s national exhibition Collage/Mixed Media  The Art of  Layering in N.Y.C. Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

Vintage couple No Means No

No Always Means No

No, no doesn’t mean yes. No does not even mean convince me. Reluctance doesn’t mean consent. Being drunk doesn’t mean consent. Being passed out doesn’t mean consent. Not now. Not ever.   Before the  MeToo movement pushed up the conversation

Vintage couple No Means No

No Always Means No

No, no doesn’t mean yes. No does not even mean convince me. Reluctance doesn’t mean consent. Being drunk doesn’t mean consent. Being passed out doesn’t mean consent. Not now. Not ever.   Before the  MeToo movement pushed up the conversation

Melania Trump: CSI

Is First Lady Melania Trump auditioning for a part on CSI? That is the only reasonable excuse for her recent  insulting and insensitive statement saying victims of sexual assault “Need to have really Hard Evidence.” Hard evidence Melania?!? Sorry, I

Melania Trump: CSI

Is First Lady Melania Trump auditioning for a part on CSI? That is the only reasonable excuse for her recent  insulting and insensitive statement saying victims of sexual assault “Need to have really Hard Evidence.” Hard evidence Melania?!? Sorry, I

Dr Ford a Profile in Courage

I am awed, I am inspired, I am enraged, and I am heartbroken. But I also feel emboldened by this strong, recognizable and honest voice that resonated in a Congressional hearing room. As a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, Christine

Dr Ford a Profile in Courage

I am awed, I am inspired, I am enraged, and I am heartbroken. But I also feel emboldened by this strong, recognizable and honest voice that resonated in a Congressional hearing room. As a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, Christine