Dare to Enjoy

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Dare to Enjoy It is easy for me to notice when I am wronged as a woman, as an older person; it is much harder to notice my privilege.  And when I do glimpse my privilege it can be difficult to remain in joy. I am looking out the window of my study in the […]

Learning and Sex Until Rigor Mortis

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Learning and Sex Until Rigor Mortis The Life of Maggie Kuhn We sit at home in the pandemic with the one job of keeping our breath separate from the breaths of strangers. This gives us time to make friends with the books on our shelves that had been passing acquaintances. Intrigued by a few famous […]

Now You See Her – Now You Don’t.

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Now You See Her – Now You Don’t It was not the threat of cancer that made me stop dyeing my hair.  Sure, I saw those studies, but no, it was nothing that sensible.  I would read articles by women proudly going gray and think, You go for it, ladies — not my thing. I […]

Make Revolution Not Porn

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Make Revolution Not Porn I don’t watch porn. Not even the home-grown, fully consensual, amateur porn on Cindy Gallop’s website, MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP). So I might seem an unlikely fan of Ms. Gallop, the almost-60-year-old former advertising executive whose main claim to fame is starting MLNP. And after being at the receiving end of various campaigns […]

Meet Crunchytales Founder Michela Di Carlo

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Meet Crunchytales founder Michela Di Carlo Crunchytales is an online magazine designed to inspire women over forty to lead playful and fascinating lives. Crunchytales’ confident pledge is “We are on a mission to reset the meaning of middle-age.” If you have not yet checked out CrunchyTales, you are in for a treat. Take a look at its vivid […]

Lioness in Winter: Sheri S. Tepper

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Lioness in Winter: Sheri S. Tepper When I was forty, in the midst of raising children and being a corporate drone, I read Gateway to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper. Gateway, published in 1988, is an audacious book. I had grown up in the heyday of male-centric post-apocalyptic science fiction. By contrast, Tepper’s novel […]