Beyond Likeability, Pandering, and Acting Like a Man

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for the LA Review of Books blog about the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings. One topic I emphasized is something that many women write about: the importance of being likeable. The ideas is that, if you’re likeable, maybe you won’t get assaulted or sworn at or told you’re a bitch.…

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The Week from Hell

As you may have guessed, this past week wasn’t the greatest. I woke up on Thursday morning (which was supposed to be a swimming morning!) with the right side of my face completely swollen. I went to the Dr., he prescribed Advil and hot compresses and sent me home. Next morning the swelling was even…

Wednesday on the Web: 4 July Edition

Happy Fourth of July to my American readers – hope you’re having a great holiday! And hope my Canadian readers had a good Canada Day weekend. This week I’m sharing some of the great articles I’ve run across recently. There’s a lot out there that goes unnoticed (given the sheer volume of information we’re inundated…