Every school has a dress code, regardless of whether's a private or public school. Some dress codes, however, should be broken. I say this as a former teacher who had to actually enforce…policies--but why, for instance, would a school ban shorts in hot weather? That just seems cruel. For the schoolboys at Isca Academy in Exeter, UK, they protested their school's ban on shorts by showing up to school in skirts, according to Devon Live. How brilliant. Where they did get the idea from? One of the teachers who joked… >> Read More
Like many, I just finished watching Hulu's most controversial TV show "The Handmaid's Tale," which has been lauded by critics as a necessary show. Many viewers do think the show is worth…watching--especially in a time where women's rights are being threatened. Despite that though, many women are opting out of watching, because it's too triggering. That alone is an interesting and compelling observation: What is too triggering--and is it OK to be triggered, at least, in some capacity? Of course, I think the answer is different for everyone, depending… >> Read More
Did you know that Gal Gadot was pregnant when she was filming "Wonder Woman?" You probably don't, considering she kept it hidden--and once she started showing, the team on the movie set also created…green screen suit for her baby bump when it was visible during shoots. In the June issue of Marie Claire, Gadot opened up about her second pregnancy, why she wants gender equality, and what her mom taught her. So, why did she keep her pregnancy on the down low? Because she was afraid she'd be treated differently,… >> Read More
Wizard World arrived here in Philadelphia the first weekend in June. For those not in the know, it’s also called Comic Con.
The first time I went to Comic Con was back in 2009. My husband is a…huge superhero, comic book, and graphic novel fan, and he was excited to introduce that world to me. We have gone every summer since then. Always the two of us. Always buying more stuff than we need. We have a good time each year and look forward to the next one. As anyone who’s been… >> Read More
I grew up in two observant communities in Los Angeles. My parents varied from ultra orthodox for years to having shrimp scampi for Sunday dinner without much notice. Sometimes we had a kosher…kitchen and sometimes we didn’t. We would attend services and then skip it for a while. We had multiple Jewish personalities that rotated around regularly. Though I was no longer Orthodox, I sent my daughter to three years of summer long camp run by the community. They baked challah on Fridays, and swam in the heat… >> Read More