Posts Tagged: gender

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Choices

The Mid-Century World Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defied

The world was never the same because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A shy, petite, Jewish girl from Brooklyn changed my life forever. Her impact was as profound as another self-effacing, compassionate, Jewish, Brooklyn-born woman. My mother. Their place and affections

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Choices

The Mid-Century World Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defied

The world was never the same because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A shy, petite, Jewish girl from Brooklyn changed my life forever. Her impact was as profound as another self-effacing, compassionate, Jewish, Brooklyn-born woman. My mother. Their place and affections

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a

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