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This New Orange Era: The Day After

January 23, 2017

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There’s a novel I read, One Second After, about a high energy EMP (electro magnetic pulse) missile fired above the US by a country with which we were at war. EMPs kill no one directly. Instead, they cause all electronic activity to cease. In other words, computers stop computing, cars stop moving, cells stop working, and what […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt3: Redefining Beauty and Aging

June 1, 2012

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Most of us passed through early middle age in a blur of child rearing and/or attention to our professional goals.  We could have been forgiven for not paying much attention to the aging process. And, unless we were unfortunate enough to go through the dissolution of a marriage and subsequent entry into the world of dating, […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt2: Breasts vs Brains

May 31, 2012

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We came of age at a time when society seemed to be redefining, not only the roles of women, but of itself.  We were young when, for the first time in living memory, it was youth who toppled a president and ended a war.  When the modern women’s liberation movement began. When Roe v Wade […]

You’re Probably A Feminist. You Just Don’t Know It.

October 15, 2010

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                                                               Contrary to what many believe, feminism didn’t begin at the Miss America Pagent of 1968 when a group of women burned their bras. Over 500 years before the scent of smoking undergarments, women were writing and speaking on behalf of their rights.  The modern suffragist movement began in the eighteenth century in France.  In  1920, […]

You're Probably A Feminist. You Just Don't Know It.

October 15, 2010

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                                                               Contrary to what many believe, feminism didn’t begin at the Miss America Pagent of 1968 when a group of women burned their bras. Over 500 years before the scent of smoking undergarments, women were writing and speaking on behalf of their rights.  The modern suffragist movement began in the eighteenth century in France.  In  1920, […]