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Marcia Meier

Entries by Marcia Meier

Women and Men, Can We Just Get Along?

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 10:14 AM

First, let me say I recognize this essay will not be read by the people I most want to influence. I am a woman in my fifties. Grew up as a feminist in the early 1970s. Argued frequently with my dad over the patriarchy of the Catholic Church. Struggled with...

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Smart Women; Deaf Men

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 1:26 AM

Today's guest post is by Lois Phillips, Ph.D., who writes that things really haven't changed much for women when it comes to being heard by men in power.

August 26 was Women's Equality Day: Women's Brainpower vs. Men's Power

By Lois Phillips, Ph.D., Educational Consultant

How far have women...

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Memorial Day - What Have We Wrought?

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2010 | 11:54 AM

I went to the cemetery yesterday. Sat by the garden and looked up at the brass plaque on the mausoleum wall that marks my parents' last resting place. My dad's been gone 10 years now, Mom just one. The emotion around their loss is still raw and usually surfaces easily....

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A Great Read: The Language of Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2010 | 8:22 PM

Dianne Dixon's debut novel, The Language of Secrets, is destined to become this year's The Memory Keeper's Daughter and a perennial book club favorite. Part mystery, part psychological thriller, Dixon's novel is an absorbing, provocative and, ultimately, satisfying read from the first page.

The story takes place in...

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Jackson's Death Once Again Shows Newspapers Are Irrelevant

(13) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 12:23 PM

Michael Jackson died in the early afternoon on Thursday, June 25. I remember because my daughter texted the news to me from her summer college class about 2:45, when she was ostensibly listening to her professor.

That's not so remarkable. What is remarkable is that the next morning's

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Prairie Voles and Politics

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 7:41 PM

Let us take a break from politics for a moment to consider the lowly vole. Turns out this small prairie creature is monogamous to a fault, doting parent, good provider - all the things we humans like to think we aspire to. And, it turns out, the male vole also...

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On Smart Women, Bloviators and Hand Bumps

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2008 | 4:32 PM

Seems like we never quite get away from the background noise. Can you hear it? Strong women are dangerous, strong women should be silenced, strong women threaten to topple all our dearly-held notions about ourselves as a culture. And, look, here it is again, in 2008: Michelle Obama is a...

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The Perfect Date

(317) Comments | Posted June 9, 2008 | 11:59 PM

He should ask her and she should say yes.

Hillary Clinton should be Barack Obama's running mate. She would serve the ticket well, and she deserves the chance to be the first woman vice president, serving alongside the nation's first black president. Imagine. These are momentous times.

I understand the...

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At Least She's Writing...

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2008 | 12:45 AM

Emily Gould, exhibitionist blogger (is that redundant?), landed on the cover of The New York Times Magazine over the weekend and created a firestorm of criticism and vitriol. She's been attacked, as she has over the years for her blogs on Gawker and her own personal online mags, but this...

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