Archive of ‘Changing The World’ category

Doing my Part for the #MeToo Movement by Raising my Sons to Respect Women

I was raised by hippie parents.  And by hippie I don’t mean fun-loving, pot-smoking, free-loving flower children.  Mine were more of the hard-core, politically-active, change-the-world variety.  Growing up, my parents taught me that I was capable of doing anything I set my mind to do.  It wasn’t until later in life that I learned the […] Read more…

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…

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