30 Apr


Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of the Netflix series, TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY. This adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel with the same title tells the story of Hannah, a teenage girl who commits suicide leaving behind a series of audio recordings explaining the reasons why she decided to end her life. The series has been the…..

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08 Feb


Last week I attended a college night for juniors and their parents with my 17-year old daughter at her school. Present were admissions officers from two large universities and one small, private college. All three admissions officers had been doing their jobs for ten or more years and had been visiting this very school twice a year, every year for this joint presentation.  Needless to say, they had…..

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10 Jan


It’s been three days since the Season 2 Premiere of ‘American Crime’, and I cannot stop thinking about how equally disturbing and fascinating the episode was. The opening scene shows a black screen on which are displayed the words we hear spoken by a female voice phoning 911, “I want to report a rape.”

From the outset, we know that…..

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21 Sep

After reading a brief interview with Susan Brownmiller titled ‘Against Our Will Author on What Today’s Rape Activists Don’t Get’, I searched fruitlessly to find the ‘rest’ of the interview—the full version from which Brownmiller’s quotes were extracted and edited down to look wildly inflammatory—but there was no other version. I was shocked to read the remarks made by the very woman who is considered ‘groundbreaking’ in her authorship of Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.


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