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Daily Archives: December 12th, 2012

More on Ann Barnhardt

  JOHN E. writes: My wife and I have discussed the phenomenon of Ann Barnhardt on a few different occasions. We both find her intriguing and have basically concluded about her what she concludes about herself – that she is an anomalously masculine woman, that masculinity does not find its optimum expression in her because […]

When Motherhood Becomes Co-ed

  ELLEN writes: I wanted to bring up yet another cultural problem that women in the workforce have created in our society: The awkwardness of dealing with “stay-at-home dads.” When my child becomes friends with someone, it’s nice to have a play date. I can have a little grown-up time with the mother; they can […]

A University Markets Itself

  CAROLYN, who commented on the University of California’s new logo at her blog, writes: The University of California and the culture it represents aren’t quite meaningless, as you suggested. They now have a derived meaning. For example, remember Kentucky Fried Chicken? Each of those three words had an actual and specific meaning. Now the company is simply […]

Intellectual Excellence for the Housewife

  CHRISTIE writes: I am so grateful to have found your website. I am struggling with my current situation and feel a light of hope shining in – the possibility of truly engaging my mind while being a housewife. I am a college educated, stay-at-home mother of two young, elementary school children. Having come up […]

Family Factories

  THE brave new world of commercial reproduction creates a welter of interesting stories for journalists. There is never a dull day for the news media as long as the child-production factories, with their sleek labs and carpeted waiting rooms, roll along. Engineering human life is extremely complex and therefore extremely interesting. For instance, Cathy […]