My mother says that I used to be funnier, a whole lot funnier, when it comes to what I reveal about my family online. But its hard to be funny when youve been muzzled.
How many times in the past few months have you asked yourself, what is going on with the world today?
They dont want to go to the dance. Why? Im not entirely sure but I must say Im not displeased by this development. So, you guys want to go to the dance on Friday night? I asked them the other day. How do you know about that? my 13-year-old daughter asked, raising her eyebrows suspiciously as she threw a glance over at her twin brother, wondering if I had indeed planted a spy in their middle school as Im always joking I will do.
In the recent documentary Miss Representation — which criticized American culture and the media for its negative impact on women and girls — child advocate Marian Wright Edelman lamented the scarcity of American women politicians saying that, “You can’t be what you can’t see.”
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Stop what youre doing. Seriously.
The New York Times parenting bloggerhad it right when she wrote that, in order for American parents to have fun during their non-working hours, they need to redefine the word as were seeing large hunks of our time commandeered
The first one took me along a darkened, twisty trail as girls became teenagers rebelling against their parents and wrestling with own personal demons, as teens became twentysomethings who still needed their own mothers, to women becoming mothers themselves (or wanna-be mothers) who struggled with their own rocky childhoo
It hasn’t been a stellar week for women in the arts. Let me be more specific: Its been a lousy week for female writers and women in the film industry.
After I finished reading the New York Times bestselling book, The Obamas, by Times reporter Jodi Kantor, I came to this not-so-pretty conclusion: It sucks to be the first lady.