Tag: women's rights

Women’s Rights: What my Granddaughters Need to Know

My 12-year-old granddaughter, who has declared her intention to be the first woman president, was shocked to learn that in 1940, a widow supporting two children earned half the salary of her male co-workers at a public relations firm. “That’s not fair,” she declared. Indeed, it is not, but it still happens today. This is... Read more »

Reflections on the Sixth Anniversary of my Father’s Death

All parents are something of an enigma to their children. That was certainly true of my father, Sidney Levine, who died on July 5, 2012. As I have aged, I have felt a greater need to understand who he really was. On this sixth anniversary of my father’s death, I’m thinking of one aspect of... Read more »

TimesUp -- How Far Have Women Really Come?

I’ve been taking a class on Hamilton the musical versus what was really happening back then, and I learned a new term: coverture. Those Skyler sisters from Hamilton weren’t really very free at all. Thanks goodness, I thought at the lecture, that women have come so far in 2018, and they now can speak out, saying “TimesUp.”... Read more »