Call me “Mrs.” – Please!

A rose by any other name...

A rose by any other name, Shakespeare said, would still have a lovely aroma, and that is certainly true. Still, names are extremely important, and if you disagree, ask a man whose surname is Pig – and compare his life experiences with a fellow named Jones. As for me, I am perfectly fine with my last name, but I wish […]

Single Minded

Have you heard the latest? According to a New York Times analysis of census results, for the first time in U.S. history, there are more single than married women.  In the “fifties” 35 percent of women were single. It was not considered a desired state of being back then.  “Spinster” and “old maid” were the labels.   In 2000, the number […]

The Truth About Feminism

When I tell people I’m an ex-feminist, I get a strange array of responses. Some people look shocked and offended, as if I were suggesting that the world is not round. Others get a look of joy upon their faces as if they are thinking, “Oh, how wonderful that someone else feels the same way I do!” I am certainly […]