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Nicole Rodgers

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When Talking About Fertility, Try a Little Tenderness

(29) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 2:50 PM

When the New York Times recently asked "Are You as Fertile as You Look?" the question was rhetorical. The reporter suggested womenfolk are ignorant about their declining fertility because they confuse youthful looks with having youthful ovaries.

It's easy to judge women like the ones trotted out...

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Marriage Needs a Role Reboot

(5) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM

There is a seismic shift afoot that affects all aspects of what it means to be a man or a woman. Census data reveal part of the story: Women have been outpacing men in bachelor's degrees since 1996 and, for the first time, more women now have advanced...

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'Frenemies' and 'Bromances': Who Gendered Friendship?

(18) Comments | Posted March 4, 2011 | 8:22 AM

During the recent "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion show, I watched six heavily-botoxed women hurl insults back and forth for an hour.

"She needs to learn some manners," Taylor said, pointing at Kim. "You bully me all the time!" Camille yelled at Kyle. "You say things that aren't...

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The Massachusetts Victory For An "Everyman" Candidate Begs The Question: What's An "Everywoman?"

(12) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 2:01 PM

Scott Brown is from Wrentham, and he drives a truck. He is now a Massachusetts Senator.

This week, as pundits debated whether Brown's win was a referendum on Obama or on health care reform -- and what it says about the "pulse" of the country --...

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