September 9, 2014 by Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins
Since some domestic abusers vengefully track down their escaped partners, Second Chance Employment Services works with the Department of Justice to “change anything that needs to be changed to make a woman untraceable,” the agency’s founder says. “We had a woman who had to change her name and Social Security number three times.”Read More »
September 6, 2014 by Molly Fisk
By Molly Fisk
If you stand still for a minute in the center of your living room, the whole world will turn around you, as if you were the earth’s axis. Every event you’ve ever heard of is happening simultaneously. Bugs are having sex, grizzly bears are fording rivers, eggs are breaking: some to reveal baby great blue herons, others to produce mushroom omelets at the Ritz.Read More »
August 30, 2014 by Susan Lieberman
By Susan Lieberman
I don’t think I read as “old” to most people over 50. But one bum knee and any hope of a youthful image is shot. I am hobbling. I can’t get up gracefully. I wince when my knee is tweaked. I walk “old.”Read More »
August 28, 2014 by Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
“Some people will judge you harshly for even thinking about having an affair. I will not. A 52-year-old woman has the right to decide how to run her own life. Seeking couples therapy from a sex and marital therapist might help you make a well-informed decision.”Read More »
August 21, 2014 by Barbara Fertig
By Barbara Fertig
In an instant, it seemed, the woman who bore me, the woman who raised me, had become another person, a person I hardly knew. In one rare moment, in one extraordinary place, I was shocked out of an assumption that I could define my mother.Read More »
July 31, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Her depiction of Bud and Frankie’s affair lets Miller once again display her exceptional understanding of female sexuality and the uniquely artful way she has of portraying it as a fully integrated part of her characters’ lives.Read More »
June 15, 2014 by Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell
My family and I wanted to do something special for my father when he turned 80 years old. It was Isabel’s idea to adopt a bench in Central Park and dedicate it to Grandpa from all his grandchildren. My father has always used the park, and for years he and his wife have lived near the entrance at 72nd Street on the Upper East Side. They have walked several generations of dogs in the park.Read More »
June 14, 2014 by Nancy Weber
By Nancy Weber
Imagine if, when I met her, I’d known that Maya Angelou was my clan-mate, a part of my mishpocha. Instead of murmuring how honored I was, I could have called her Cuz.Read More »
May 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change
Since last week’s slayings in California and the perpetrator’s poisonous rantings about the women who rejected his advances, much media attention has focused on the pervasiveness of misogyny in this world—even here, in America; even now, in 2014. In The Daily Beast, 11-time Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu charges that our culture encourages a sense of […]Read More »
May 29, 2014 by Nancy Weber
By Nancy Weber
The family game board permits a singular and wonderful emotional experience: You play to win, but take pleasure in the triumphs of your opponents—who are, after all, people you love.Read More »
May 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change
Mothering: It’s so DAILY. And the qualities needed—selflessness, grit, tolerance of boredom, ingenuity, fortitude, continual focus on others—rarely get noticed,much less celebrated. After all, they’re requirements for the job.Read More »
March 20, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
How can intimacy be bad for your marriage? It’s not, according to author Esther Perel, but it’s murder on your sex life.Read More »
March 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change
A tip of our Juliet caps to our sassy sisters over at ‘Jezebel’ for spotlighting the “Hilariously Retrograde Marital Advice” given to readers of a 1952 issue of “Modern Bride.”Read More »
February 23, 2014 by Susan B. Johnson
By Susan B. Johnson
“Here you are at last,” says your mother, reaching up to embrace you. Her brittle body trembles like that of a twisted, fragile bird. Dismayed, you wonder if this is how you will be in twenty-five years.Read More »
February 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change
Our collective heart skips several beats when we think of you and all you mean to us. Without you, we’d be losing pals we dish with, gals we exchange fashion tips with, and activists we march with—compatriots who join in our cheering and our bemoaning.Read More »