to change or not to change

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — or so Shakespeare would have us believe. Perhaps that’s true, but wouldn’t renaming certain roses ‘lilacs’ and some ‘daisies’ and others ‘mums’ begin to get a little confusing? Ay, and there’s the rub in the decision to change one’s name […]

Why We Need the Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act is up for vote in the Senate this Friday – November 19 – and it hasn’t quite mustered the 60 votes needed for safe passage. Urge your senators to pass the act (unless, of course, you have a better tool for getting closer to gender parity in the workplace, or just […]

The Tyranny of Marriage

via Lara Pawson |  The Guardian: I had never considered how marriage would change my place in the world. Before we even tied the proverbial knot, I became swiftly aware of discrimination against wives. A job in journalism I was up for suddenly became unavailable: a female manager called to say that now I was […]

Author Equality

This bit in the Atlantic has been on my mind since the controversy that inspired it developed. I read the piece, I nodded in agreement, and then I checked my own reading history for the current year… Male authors were indeed ahead, by 4-5 books! How could that be? How is it that I, who […]