If you were a high school or college girl in the ‘70s, Our Bodies, Ourselves was one of most amazing books ever. Sadly, the organization that published the book in the early ‘70s and nine editions thereafter has announced that no more updates would be forthcoming. Yet, we still have a few things to learn about our midlife bodies and ourselves.
Maybe it was the inconvenient truth of Al Gore’s ponderous snoring that drove him and Tipper apart after 40 years of marriage. Whatever the cause, midlife divorce is a thing--and women are often the instigators.
"The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society." -- Coretta Scott King
Image: Midlife women at March for our Lives. Photo credit: AP Photo/Michel Euler Middle-aged women dominated last weekend’s “March for Our Lives.” Remember how we said that middle-aged women were leading the way in political activism? A Washington Examiner analysis found that the average “March for Our Lives” participant was a college-educated, 49-year-old woman, and... Continue Reading →
As mass shootings continue, some midlife women are buying guns. For some, it's self-protection--although it might not work. For others, it's about sportsmanship.
At the recent “Women of America” conference, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said “over a half a million new women entered the workforce on [President Trump’s] watch.” While that’s true, the numbers don’t tell the full story for midlife women.
Whether or not Oprah Winfrey decides to run for president, the good news is that plenty of other seasoned women are out there working to get more women elected already.
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. day today, and God knows the man deserves a day in his honor. But, our blog is all about midlife women, so let’s also recognize two important women who advanced the civil rights movement: Coretta Scott King and Ella Baker.