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farzana-versey's picture
Jan.21.2014
Why can't they just leave women's body hair alone? From Cameron Diaz to American Apparel, they are being intrusive.  To think that the Hollywood star has discovered feminism via down under is a bit much. She is selling her book, and just like propping up the smooth skin is a big ticket there is a...
talia-carner's picture
Jan.16.2014
Thanks to the Red Room folks for matching me with Carol Hoenig as part of their “Author Matchmaking” series. Carol is a full-time freelance writer and publishing consultant who helps other writers navigate the ever-changing publishing industry. In addition to her latest novel, Of Little Faith, she...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.12.2014
"Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth." — Camille Paglia "Do not put garbage in our mind." This graffiti on the wall outside Tunis City Hall...
monty-heying's picture
Jan.11.2014
This biographic novel based on the life of Jeannette Walls' granmother, Lily, is especially meaningful after reading Jeannette's highly successful memoir, The Glass Castle. "Feisty" doesn't begin to define Lily Casey Smith, a Texas-born frontier schoolteacher and rancher. Her roles run the...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Dec.27.2013
  I.  The beef smelled delicious, its perfectly seasoned perfume making my mouth water as I gratefully took my plate and set it down in front of me.  My portion was red inside, and swimming in traces of blood – just like I like it. Normally.  But this Christmas, things were...
samina-ali's picture
Dec.02.2013
If you had to write your entire life's story in six words, what would those six words be? Seems impossible, right? I mean, how can anyone sum up an entire life with just six words? As a novelist, I understand this initial gut response: at least 300 pages and 100,000 words are needed to begin the...
orna-b-raz's picture
Nov.10.2013
The other day I heard an inspiring yet somewhat disturbing story. It was about the challenges of a young career woman-- a mother, in the unforgiving business world. Her daughter celebrated her birthday at the preschool and had warned the  mother that if she failed to show up to the party...
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Nov.01.2013
Once when I was in my early teens my best friend and I were sitting at night on a park bench having one of our intense conversations. I don’t remember what brought it about but we made a solemn promise to  meet again at the same place on the same date at night, in ten years’ time.   I was...
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Oct.27.2013
Although women’s education is not the main theme of Woody Allen’s movie Blue Jasmine, it is an important leitmotif --serving both as a characterization  device and as a moving force of the plot. In the opening scene on the plane, the heroine Jasmine tells the unfortunate lady who happens to...
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Sep.24.2013
Friday marked a huge anniversary for women. I was a space cadet and missed it. Okay, I truly couldn’t help it. Dad had an appointment at the VA and I went with him. The appointment ran late, so I was left in the waiting room with Fox News blaring on the television set. After an hour of hearing...