Our Bodies, Our Future

It’s March 1st, the start of Women’s History Month. And when I think of how much has changed for women — and how much has yet to change — I think, in particular, of our health. In 1973, I was a freshman in college and was living just outside of Boston. Roe v. Wade had […]

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What’s Wrong With Pink? Plenty.

There’s something in the zeitgeist. Not only have I and some of my sistahs leveled critiques at the color pink, and all the insidious gender bias it drags with it into the culture of breast cancer awareness, but I’ve come upon many other women objecting publicly these last few weeks about pink in the culture […]

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Got Pink?

If you’re one of those people who’s all over pink, can’t get enough of it, the more pink ribbon stuff the better, don’t read this post. It’ll just tick you off. You don’t need the stress, especially if you’ve already endured breast cancer. However, if you’re one of those who, like me, felt a little […]

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Cyberhood

The sum of our parts Just last night, I found myself involved in several conversations at once.  They included discussions of lutefisk, reconstructive surgery, boring holiday letters, snail-mail, DADT, Iraq, oatmeal, foot fractures, blizzards, the Hallelujah Chorus, Bon Jovi, parenthood, divorce, and the winter solstice lunar eclipse that most of us didn’t see because of […]

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