• Marlboro Men who mumble

    I worry sometimes that I single-handedly set the women’s movement back. Nothing too horrible of course, but I do sometimes unconsciously set out to kill the feminist ideal that we shouldn`t really care if somebody finds you unlovable. The thing is I think I’m smart, engaging and honest. My closest friends would say that, although I`m technically what you would call feisty (a.k.a …full of shit), I am also funny, well-informed, sensitive and financially independent. On occasion friends would also, I hope, describe me as loyal, compassionate and only mildly sarcastic. I am a huge hit with middle-aged suburban mothers (including my own FPU); with maternal high school English teachers…