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Doris Lessing: Masterful Writer, Confounding Woman

By Eleanor Foa Dienstag
It used to be unseemly for women to admit that, like men, they were aggressive, domineering, selfish, and driven in their work and careers. Fortunately, gone are the days when women pretended their careers “just happened” or they were “lucky.” Now we know that in her life, Lessing was a mix of charm and ruthlessness.
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Travel

Beyond the Hijab: Woman to Woman in Morocco

By Judith A. Ross
By Judith A. Ross

Surprisingly, this feeling of sisterhood wasn’t just limited to my encounters with adult women. The hugs and kisses I received from the 12-year-old daughter of my son's host family made me feel like a revered and much-loved aunt. And then there was our 10-mile trek to Todra Gorge . . .

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Money & Careers

A Woman’s Place: or, Who the Boss?

By Margaretta Barton Colt
When the Military Bookman opened its door in 1976, in a small shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was following my husband into the out-of-print book trade. Ninety-five percent of our customers were men. I was a woman in a very macho business.
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Money & Careers

Mary Moss Greenebaum, a Woman Who’s Made a Difference

By Women's Voices For Change
Mary Moss Greenebaum knew, to her regret, that “the world sees Kentucky as a hopeless state.” She had a galvanizing idea—to set up a nationally recognized Author Forum, bringing the world’s great authors and thinkers to Louisville and matching them with equally distinguished interviewers. “I knew right away that each session should be interviews between two great minds,” she tells us. But the "powers that be" said it couldn't be done.
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News · Politics

(VIDEO) Gabby Giffords: A Stateswoman Steps Down

By Diane Vacca
By Diane Vacca

On the first anniversary of the shooting, Giffords decided to resign her seat, announcing her intention in a video she posted on Facebook. Most reactions included admiration for her tenacity, praise for her as a person and encouragement for her continued recovery.

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