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Bitch Planet

December 10, 2014

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Vox Magazine had an interesting article about a new feminist comic book titled “Bitch Planet.” This comic has deep and meaningful ramifications for society’s often misguided and misogynistic culture. But, since Life in the Boomer Lane stopped caring about comics once she got too old for Betty and Veronica, she doesn’t care about this. On […]

9 Depressing Facts About Women in Media

February 24, 2014

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To teach a lesson to you dreadful Pollyanna-types out there, Time.com has just conveniently published a piece titled “9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report.”   Every so often, Life in the Boomer Lane stops whatever she is doing (usually involving a container, a spoon, and her mouth) and thinks about the possibility […]

When Good Bras Let You Down

October 16, 2013

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Revlon has just announced that it is bringing back five iconic lipstick shades from past decades, starting with Icy Violet, introduced in 1946. This will make anyone over age 90 extremely happy. The other colors span the years from 1956-1999. Jungle peach (1963) might be remembered by the oldest Boomers, Sandstorm (1999) by the youngest. […]

The Guys in the Cabin Next Door

October 8, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane and a group of her friends rented a couple cabins this past weekend, in a spectacular wooded setting. Briefly imagine, if you will, LBL’s brilliant rendition of women bonding against a backdrop of nature’s endless bounty. Now, let’s cut to the chase: the guys in the cabin next door. […]

Bag Lady Intervention

August 4, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane recently read a cry for help that a woman posted on Vibrant Nation. Her life was being ruined by the size of her purse and the amount of stuff in it. The weight of the purse was creating a physical problem, and her husband refused to stick his hand in […]

How to Make Menopause Disappear

June 14, 2013

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Mankind has pondered several unanswerable questions for exactly as long as it has been on the planet.  We search for the meaning of life. We wonder if there is life after death. . And we ask, “Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop?” Right up there with all the others is the mystery […]

My Mother. Myself? A guest post by Erica Hollinshead Stead

April 1, 2013

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Every once in a while, I am struck by the need to blur the lines between the generations of women.  To remind myself that we are all, at heart, the products of other women whose reality differed in countless ways than ours.  That we are all, at heart, traversing a terrain our mothers never knew, […]