A divorce ring?

People divorced one year or less might wear a red ring, people divorced 2-5 years a blue ring, and people divorced five years or more a green ring. Someone suggested a white band across the ring for each child. Read More

Where are the Men?

ne of the women in this discussion had just met a man after her nose started bleeding while she was in front of his house. He came out to help her and they struck up a conversation – he gave her a kiss on the cheek after the bleeding stopped. Read More

Sex is like ballet

The details, though, are not only in the unique pairings, the flights of the imagination. They are also like the dancer’s bleeding feet, the constant effort in the face of fatigue or boredom, the fantasy gone sour. Read More

Protective apps for college (and other) women

In yesterday's post, I suggested that college women be provided with alarm systems which would easily and unobtrusively notify authorities or friends that she was in distress. My husband did some research and found that apps already exist which do this. I haven't tried any of these, but they seem cleverly designed, and some are free of charge. Read More

Protecting freshmen women from rape

The rape statistics for young women in college aren't getting any better, no matter how much awareness we raise. So we have to think of ways to protect our young women, and not wait for the potential rapists to change. It is not "liberating" to push unprepared young women into places where they have no protection. Rape is devastating, whether it happens to a man or a woman, but the campus problem concerns mostly young women. Read More

Going public

Yesterday I read the opening pages of my book to about 200 students and faculty at my university. I was heartened by the number of… Read More