Washington State’s governor has signed the final piece of legislation to make the language of all state laws and statutes “gender neutral.” Will a woman (hmmm, how do you take “man” out of “woman”?) feel better, earn more, have more power and access to leadership because they now teach “handwriting” and not “penmanship”? I really [...]
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As an otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat medical and surgical specialist), I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you advocacy for an important problem in my world of medicine.
Among the most rapidly increasing cancers in the US today are those of the oral cavity and the head and neck, especially esophageal cancer. [...]
Almost 5 years and 453 posts ago, I started The Brodsky Blog. I was told I had to build an audience for “my book.” Since then I have written enough to fill a book, but it isn’t the book I started to write about–my experience suing two powerful organizations for gender discrimination and the fall [...]
“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” The great comedienne Lucille Ball didn’t know she was talking about Dr. Julie Wei. Dr. Wei is not just an active member of the pediatric ENT community, not just a busy clinician in Kansas city, and not just a mother and wife. She [...]
The 2012 elections were a turning point for women’s rights. Not because any great legislation was passed, and not because women were elected to any particular positions. But because women voted and made their voices count. Look at the voting statistics and look at the outcomes. Women counted; their votes counted.
So is it any wonder [...]
Henry David Thoreau was a famous philosopher, author of Walden, Or Life in the Woods. A must read, this book and its author have had a profound effect on generations of those of us who are on the road to create meaning in life. Thoreau escaped into contemplative nature through which he reflected grand thoughts [...]
One of the most common fears for parents is the general anesthesia that almost all children have to put in ear tubes. Is this fear rational? Quite frankly, no, but it is real to those parents nonetheless. Driving in your car and experiencing a significant injury from an accident is more likely than anything bad [...]
Movies are made mostly to entertain. But not “The Central Park 5.” I promise you will walk out wondering where the accountability rests for our legal system. And you won’t find any answers because there are none.
Short version: Woman jogger gets raped in Central Park in 1989. Crime is rampant in New York with crack [...]
Being PC is a major stressor in my life all year long. From how families are constructed (and deconstructed) to gender identification issues to religious or cultural mores, every encounter has the potential for a new challenge. And a new “foot in mouth” experience…… Multiply each opportunity for being politically incorrect by the several dozen [...]
Highly trained professional women are leaving the workforce in droves–or so it seems. Last week in the Huff Po, we learned of an attorney who didn’t want her 80 hour a week job any more. She just couldn’t handle it. The pressures of anyone working 80 hours a week and bringing the stress home (inevitable [...]