Category Archives: Feminism

A Woman’s Work Never Done

One way to bore a vital and enthusiastic young person to tears is to talk about the Good Old Days – or if they weren’t so good, the Old Days. No, no stories about how you had to walk five … Continue reading

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Another Halftime

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain – as you might recall – but at least the Republican debates are over. They capped those at … Continue reading

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Selling Sincerity

This is being written in the evening, on Friday, June 6, 2008, so the next words may have to be modified – it seems things have been settled, and now one of two people will be the next president, John … Continue reading

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It Takes an Intervention

Some might remember Hillary Clinton’s 1996 best-seller, It Takes a Village, a book on the impact individuals and groups outside the family have, for better or worse, on a child’s well-being. The idea is that nothing much really happens on … Continue reading

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A Day for Fluff and Nonsense

Anticipation is overrated. It’s not delicious and exciting. Kids really don’t like the days before Christmas, guessing what they’ll get. They want the stuff, and don’t much like being teased by the parents about their acquisitive anxiety. They don’t like … Continue reading

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Assuming the Worst and the Temptation to Whine

As of Tuesday, May 27, Christopher Beam’s ever-useful Hillary Deathwatch had her chances of winning the Democratic nomination at one half of one percent, for obvious reasons – it was not just the remark about the assassination of Robert Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Watching the Borderline Sociopath and Missing the Point

Disasters are diverting – you need to pay the bills or do the wash or answer some mail, but there’s a massive wildfire in the hills over Malibu, or just down the street, or better yet, the classic Southern California … Continue reading

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