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It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 09:23:51 in Women

“Great piece, Amy. I agree that a lack of mentoring skills holds women back tremendously -- and I also agree that there is absolutely nothing wrong with makng money. What I also believe is that the 'helping professions' -- teaching, social work, etc. should pay more for this valued work. Women have long been taken advantage of in these professions, which contributes to a vicious cycle. The jobs are low paying...women tolerate that...and so they remain low paying...etc, etc.”
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Sexual Assaults Will Continue Unless We Educate Young Men

Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 16:11:47 in College

“Is it really the answer to arm our girls with mace w hen they go to college? Really?? Have we reached such a low that we REFUSE to do anything to create a culture and climate that dosen't require a young girl to arm herself just to survive on a co-ed campus.”

Fran Jaime on Apr 5, 2011 at 22:59:23

“I don't think giglawyer is saying we shouldn't create a culture and climate of respect, but rather that in the meantime, a girl should know how to protect herself. I grew up in the 60's and my mom and dad drilled into me that I should never drink from open containers, etc. Plus knowing how to protect yourself gives you more confidence. Both my girls do kick boxing.”

EbonBear on Apr 5, 2011 at 19:40:02

“My grandmother used to say "Trust in God, but lock your car". Whatever we can do to try and bring down the assault statistics will be done but in the meantime, taking a few precautions couldn't hurt.”
Life After 50: In Praise of Older Mothers

Life After 50: In Praise of Older Mothers

Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 16:02:33 in Healthy Living

“Having had my child at 40, I am a mid-life mom, too -- in my community I'm typically about five years older than a lot of the other mothers at the PTA meetings. While my decision to have a child when I did was predicated on circumstance (I didn't marry until 38), and I would have liked to have one earlier than I did, I am a far better mother than I would have been in my 20s or 30s, no question. My current husband, who had children in his late 20s, says he can see the difference. I have a life-experience and a worldliness that he didn't have with his sons. There is more energy when you're younger and quite frankly, a longer time together (after all, I'll be in my 90s when my child is in her 50s), but there are a lot of positives as well.”

Robin Gorman Newman on Jan 20, 2011 at 13:44:18

“I'm the founder of MotherhoodLater .com and became a mom at 42. I agree with your thoughts. At Motherhood Later...Than Sooner, we view age as an asset not an issue. And, with that comes the life experience you can share as a parent, as you wrote. We publish a free e-magazine and have free in-person chapters worldwide, as well as online communities. Our misison is to connect, support and empower those parenting later in life.”
Aging in Hollywood: The Golden Years at the Golden Globes

Aging in Hollywood: The Golden Years at the Golden Globes

Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 15:51:21 in Healthy Living

“Great post, Dr Diller -- As a boomer myself, it was wonderful to see these brilliant actresses "getting the age thing right" as you say. What's more, Benning wore her glasses throughout (making those of us with a little dry eye feel that much better about not being able to wear contacts as often as we once did!) BTW, loved your book.”

hp blogger Vivian Diller, Ph.D. on Jan 19, 2011 at 21:16:39

“Ah yes, I noticed Bening's glasses too and I admired her even more. I thought it showed a willingness to go with the changes that come with age, (rather than fight it), but do it with style --the key to aging gracefully. Oh, and I'm so glad you enjoyed my book. Thanks for the support.”
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Yale Daily News Wrong to Condemn Outrage in Response to Sexism

Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 17:02:09 in College

“Yale is filled with men that are smart -- and deeply sexist. Stupidity, with all due respect, has nothing to do with it. They knew what they were doing, and didn't care. Thanks so much for this great post, Leah. The women's center and progressive groups all over that campus should not let this go. That frat should be banned or severely punished. If this was done around the issue of race or homophobia we wouldn't even be having this conversation. There would be universal condemnation. Sexism is the one "ism" that is still acceptable. It won't change unless we keep the heat on. As for the 'histrionics' comment, we haven't heard that since the 1950s....you smart boys have got to be kidding.”