What I Want to Tell My Daughter
is that there is something about being a woman that she may never understand. There is pain and humiliation and frustration and confusion and sensitivity and deep emotion in being a woman, and that she may not ever fully understand the what and why of it. I want to tell her that it will be difficult to sort through the conflicted feelings and the prejudices and the assumptions and the well-hidden...
Daughter Kills her Sexually Abusive Father When... →
Brigitte Harris cut off her father’s penis, accidentally killing him in the process, because, she says, he sexually abused her for years. In 2009, she was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, and sentenced to five to fifteen years. This week she’ll have her first parole hearing. Should she be released? What do you think? I can’t imagine I understand her pain or her...
Collaboration, not Competition →
I still don’t fully understand why women tend to compete so much, rather than to support and collaborate, but I know it ain’t helping us.