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andrew-q-lam's picture
May.11.2013
Note: I wrote the essay below a decade ago and it was collected in "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres." On the occasion of Mother's Day, it is reposted here. My mother suffers from dementia and forgetfulness now, and is growing frail, but her ways remain forever devoted to traditions, to...
samina-ali's picture
Dec.16.2011
I agree with leading Islamophobes that TLC's new reality show "All-American Muslim" isn't entirely harmless. Set in Dearborn, Michigan, the 8-part series follows five American Muslim families as they get married, start businesses and play football. What's so harmful about that? According to the...
dori-hartley's picture
Aug.30.2011
Any woman who has lived through the decade that encompasses years 40 through 50 can attest to the fact that this may just be the hardest time of her life. These are the years when we're still so attached to the physical package, and as we watch ourselves begin to show signs of age -- it simply...
dori-hartley's picture
Aug.30.2011
For several years I worked as a beauty and skincare expert, selling high-end cosmetics to New York's elite clientele. These customers were mainly comprised of women in need of a slick, quick, expensive fix. That, and of course, hope, packaged elegantly into whatever well-designed bottle might...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Aug.16.2011
There are two things on my mind at this writing. One is the question of equality in human relationships, and the other is the question of parity. I am questioning the idea of equality when it applies to equality of opportunity for women, and to the idea of equality in human relationships in...
robin-s-rosenberg's picture
Jul.20.2011
After seeing a preview of the film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, based on Lisa See's novel about the practice of female foot-binding in pre-revolutionary China, Arianna Huffington recently wrote a post on her thoughts about women's friendships and the ways that women are willing to deform...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jul.08.2011
A feminist Jew, a wise Latina woman, and a Harvard Law dean walk into a bar... Thirty years ago, that would have been the opening of what would now be seen as a politically incorrect joke, the bar a place to drink rather than an entry into the practice of law. The idea of having a woman on the...