The War On Women Has Just Begun: Ladies, Hide Your Purses

I’m a woman and I’m from Massachusetts. I voted for Romney and Brown. Both lost and supposedly their attitudes towards women had something to do with it. Let me tell you why this woman disagrees: 1) As a woman I take sole, personal responsibility for my body. I do not have sex without birth control. […]

The End of the (Land) Line: Another Call from Elizabeth Warren

One of the great benefits of working away from home is that you’re not there when the phone rings. I suppose there might be a few obsessives who use call forwarding so as not to miss a single exciting call. My philosophy is: if you don’t know me well enough to know when I am […]

More “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Hypocrisy: Why Elena Kagan Should Tell All…even if she has nothing to tell and it’s none of our business anyway…

I wish Supreme Court Justice-nominee Elena Kagan all the best, just as I do any woman being considered for a tough, important job. I even feel a passing kind of kinship with her, perhaps because she is from New England and the academy and she’s unmarried. Full disclosure: I’m pudgy, too. But you know what? […]

Gay “Poverty”: The New York Times Gets It Wrong

Yesterday’s on-line edition of the New York Times ( contained a long story bleating about the “High Cost of Being A Gay Couple.”  It seems, according to the Times’s calculations, that gay couples are doomed to shelling out anywhere between $40,000 and $140,000 more, over a lifetime, than married straight couples of identical fiscal circumstances.  […]

Why ‘Call Me “Miss”‘?

I’m writing Call Me “Miss”! (CMM) to take on the stereotypes and myths about single-for-life women, or SOLOs (singles over a lifetime only).  I’ll use CMM to define the experience of single women in America and draw of the personal experiences of dozens of them of varied ages, professions and interests.  CMM will examine the […]