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Are we all equal in death? Apparently not. According to an article by Dana Liebelson, enticingly titled “Newspapers Don’t Care When Notable Women Die,” obituaries continue to disproportionately report the deaths of famous men as opposed to women.  This year, The Los Angeles Times featured 36 women and 114 men on their list of prominent deaths. In The Washington Post, women made up just over one third of the list. In the same article, Bill ... Read More
It is clear that our culture is obsessed with single women living in the big city: from the cocktail-sipping, shoe-obsessed writer Carrie Bradshaw  to the other side of the spectrum with the comedy-writing, sandwich-loving show runner Liz Lemon. The idea of the single girl balancing her career and love life to "have it all" is a recipe for both drama and comedy gold. Why? Because it's such a real, nebulous life that so many of us are living, and we are ... Read More
I never knew what it was like to lose a dear pet. My family has had our share of pet fish - RIP Tokyo and Jelly - and my feeder mice, Meece Witherspoon and Meeces Pieces, both died while I was away at college. None of these losses hit me hard; I didn’t necessarily connect with the fish and my most memorable days as a mouse owner consisted of them pooping on me, then escaping and eating pencils off my desk.But while Freckles was still alive, I tried hard not ... Read More
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