End the Divide between Young and Old

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To Conquer – End the Divide between Young and Old One of my favorite cartoons shows a medieval king in a gold crown standing on castle ramparts with a robed advisor by his side.  Down below, a crowd of angry peasants gathers to storm the castle, half of them armed with pitchforks and the other […]

For Women Agency is the Issue

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For Women Agency is the Issue. As I write this, the elected government of Afghanistan has fallen.  We see reports – not always well validated because of the situation there – of hospital workers who hid at home out of fear of the Taliban, were ordered back to work and the women went in burquas, […]

Towards A Diet-Free Revolution

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Towards A Diet-Free Revolution Dr. Alexis Conason began her career as a clinical psychologist with a goal to help people lose weight. When she was introduced to the concept of Health at Every Size, she experienced a paradigm shift which she shares in her new book, The Diet-Free Revolution. This book encourages us to take […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]

The Challenge of Male Violence

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The Challenge of Male Violence March 8 was International Women’s Day. As they say on their website, the theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Spoken word poet Anisa Mandaula celebrated our power to change the future in a video for the day, saying, “Choose to create history, not to be created by it.” Her poem calls on us […]

Estradiol the Scam What Am

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Estradiol the Scam What Am. Long before I heard of estradiol, back when I was earning my MBA in the 1970s, we talked about barriers to entry, and how companies (or even countries) can, and do, exploit them to prevent competition .  A barrier to entry is anything that makes it hard for someone else […]