The American Medical Women’s Association has created this fund honoring Dr. Brodsky’s memory by endorsing her passions for gender equity, medical student success, clinical research and the advancement of women physicians. Funds will be used to support the Brodsky Memorial Scholarship and related initiatives promoting gender equity in medicine including but not limited to medical [...]
Author Archives: Linda
Rosh Hashannah is literally the head of the year, or the Jewish new year. It is “early” this year. The summer has barely ended and we are getting ready to spend many hours praying, celebrating, eating and turning inwards to assess our relationship as individual humans with our creator.
Many layers are peeled back so that [...]
Debora Spar, the president of Barnard, the elite woman’s college across the street from Columbia University in NYC has a new book. The basic premise is that women cannot “have it all” because in their struggle for power they got stuck in “an endless quest for perfection.”
Stunned, we are unable to make all the choices! [...]
Role modeling is one of the cornerstones of good parenting. For mothers, like some of you and me, our values are reflected not only in our behavior but also in our appearance. These values are communicated every day and in every way to our children.
Sound overwhelming? Well, it certainly is. The responsibility and worry [...]
Women, especially we mothers, can be our own harshest critics. And when we don’t live up to our own very high expectations, we experience one of the most destructive feelings—guilt. We take the blame. We carry the responsibility. And we always find fault. With ourselves and with our performance as mothers.
I remember the first time [...]
Today is Women’s Equality Day. Again. You forgot? Never knew? Join the crowd. Why this day? The end of summer? Women’s suffrage. Passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution. And what have we done with that vote?
Not to be forgotten, Congresswoman Bella Abzug sponsored legislation in 1971 giving our president [...]
“How did you do it all?” That is the most common question I am asked. And I give the usual answers of being efficient, needing less sleep than most, and having lots of help.
But truly, there is more to it than that.
When I was given a most unusual assignment as a visiting professor to talk [...]
When the gender discrimination lawsuit settled with the University at Buffalo in 2007, I agreed to retire from the faculty (with my full retirement benefits like lifetime health and retention of my title although I could not use “emeritus” meaning with merit after my title of Full Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics). So there went [...]
August, 2008. All I wanted to do was write a book about my adventures in gender discrimination. That’s how it all started 5 years ago.
“First, create an audience. Write a blog,” was the advice I received and took from my public relations/image creators. At first it was scary and hard. Then as time went on [...]
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, August 4, 2013
Two a.m. phone calls on vacation are never good news. And so last Sunday morning began. It was not unexpected given the events of the last few weeks. After another emergency trip to Florida, I saw my Dad after a heart attack and with my siblings helped him make [...]