Girls and Guns? A Loaded Question

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Why do women want to be shooters? As a former New Yorker who has spent a decade in Weston, Conn., not far from Newtown, I am in shock. My daughter was a member of a premier soccer league based in Newtown, and I spent many hours in that pastoral, quiet town. I drive past the […]

Fifty Shades of Mommy Porn


I’d never heard of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James until my 65-year-old sister-in-law clued me in. Her book group in New Jersey is tackling the best-selling trilogy that went viral as an e-book and is now being made into a movie. It’s the story of an affair–with a BDSM slant–between a virginal Seattle […]

Are You a Lucy Stoner?


Oh, ’cause Lucystoners don’t need boners, Ain’t no man could ever own her… (From the Indigo Girls’ song “Lucystoners”) I’d never heard of Lucy Stone until I took my daughter to see Clark University in Worcester, Mass. I researched the city’s history and realized that, later in life, I’d become a Lucy Stoner. Stone (1818-1893) […]