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May 22, 2013

It’s Not About Being Donna Reed

So I’m in the midst of reading Gabby Reece’s new book, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. Reece created some controversy this month with her supposedly provocative statements about marriage. People couldn’t get their heads around the fact that a woman can be...

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April 24, 2013

Misrepresenting the Message

If I had a dollar for every time my words got twisted or bent out of shape, I’d be a millionaire. To that end, I have one message for people: READ. Do not judge anyone’s work based on something someone said about it. Do not judge it...

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April 21, 2013

April 14, 2013

Susan Patton and the Reality of Marriage

Princeton graduate and mother Susan Patton finds the reaction to her article advising female Princetonians to find a husband before graduation “astonishing.” I’ve no doubt the backlash is shocking to Ms. Patton, but it’s not the least bit shocking to me. I’ve taken just as much heat...

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April 10, 2013

For Women, Sex Is Rarely Just Sex

When I was in college, I was not a hooker upper. I’ve never been a hooker upper, actually. But in my day, we didn’t have crass names for meaningless sexual encounters. That’s not to say people didn’t partake in them—some did. But I can’t recall...

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April 4, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg Misses the Point

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gets around. She runs a multi-billion dollar company; she gives high profile speaking engagements; and now she’s a first-time author. Her new book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, is a spin-off of Sandberg’s infamous TED talk, where...

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