Browsing All posts tagged under »women’s rights«

Yesterday

September 28, 2018

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Along with countless other people, I was glued to the TV yesterday, to watch the Senate hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.  There were so many thoughts swirling around in my head throughout, that I thought I’d never be able to make sense of it enough to write anything. Yet here I am, […]

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 March:Nursing, Pumping, and Diapering in the Name of Democracy

January 22, 2017

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    Life in the Boomer Lane marched with her daughter, 7-month-old grandson, a group of her daughters friends and their small children and babies. Needless to say, LBL was the only person in the group who also marched during the Vietnam War and was a member of Women’s Lib. For that reason, LBL considered […]

The Women’s March on Washington 1/21/17

January 16, 2017

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  My parents were Eastern European Jews, who came here in the years between WWI and WWII. When people hear this, most will say, “Well, luckily, they weren’t in Europe during the Nazis’ time.” That is correct. But, while they escaped Nazism, they lived the brutality that preceded it. They lived the massacres of the pogroms, […]

This New Orange Era: Sex, Sexism, and the Politics of Sex

November 16, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane would like to take credit for the term “this new orange era,” but it goes, instead, to one of her loyal readers, MaryN. Throughout the next four years, LBL will occasionally  be subjecting her readers to posts relating to our new orange reality. She has already accumulated a mental backlog […]

An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump

July 22, 2016

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  Dear Ivanka, Few would argue that you are a poised, articulate, capable young woman. You have lived a life of privilege, without coming to the conclusion that this makes you entitled. I applaud you. You deeply respect and greatly admire your father. No parent would ask for more. Your speech at the RNC convention […]

The New Hampshire Nipple Bill

March 2, 2016

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Lest you thought that New Hampshire was only known for primaries and the Pitco Frialator, you would be wrong, especially this year. With the exit of the politicians, media, pizza delivery people, and professional make up artists from the state on February 9, New Hampshire did not revert to its usual no-news condition. New Hampshire has […]