Archive of ‘Changing The World’ category

Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment

My story about being sexually harassed is one of my funniest.  Of course, it’s been heavily edited and refined over the years.  Since my early twenties I’ve managed to whittle away all the scary anxiety-provoking parts until it was boiled down to something resembling a scene out of a nineteen-fifties comedy; slightly inappropriate yet humorous. […] Read more…

A Mother’s Duty to End Racism

Like every mother I spent most of my boys’ young lives teaching them that hitting is wrong.  Having two sons that lesson had to be reinforced often.  Like real often.  But then in elementary school something changed.  The stories I had heard about bullying now suddenly were actually happening to my friend’s children.  Nasty, scary […] Read more…

New Poll Shows Opposite Sex Interpersonal Skills Haven’t Developed Past the Middle School Dance Level

When I read the findings of a poll published in this week’s New York Times I felt like perhaps the Morning Consult, the firm that had conducted the poll, had inadvertently surveyed the citizens of Saudi Arabia rather than the good ‘ole US of A. The poll showed without a doubt that adults do not […] Read more…

What Running an Endurance Race Taught This Working Mom

We all have our bucket list items.  The things we are going to do some day or risk dying with regrets.  For those of you in your right minds your bucket lists likely include traveling to beautiful and amazing destinations like Paris or the Maldives.  Seeing natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon or the […] Read more…

Strong Women Looking for Strong Men

“Real men provide, real women appreciate it,” proclaims a billboard in North Carolina.  And if you are a woman who is married, or in a relationship with a man, or a single mom, or a woman who is married to a woman there’s a good chance that the billboard offends you.  I’m pretty sure the […] Read more…

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