Topic: 1960′s

Should We Be Offended That The Term ‘Secretary’ Is Making A Comeback?

Should We Be Offended That The Term âSecretaryâ Is Making A Comeback?

I have never been a “secretary.” I have been an administrative assistant and an office manager, but never a secretary. When I held those positions in the past and was mistakenly called a secretary, I pretty much freaked out, screamed some rhetoric that I had read somewhere about the term being offensive and out-dated, then went back to my game of solitaire on the computer. More »

Sex and the Sixties Girl: Sex, the Single Girl and Me

Sex and the Sixties Girl: Sex, the Single Girl and Me

Now that the eve of my book release is upon me (T minus five days), I can’t help but think about it in terms of Helen’s experience with Sex and the Single Girl in 1962. Sex and the Single Girl, when it came out, shocked the nation. It was filled with sex and tips that defied the conventional thinking at the time. The New Yorker summarized it as promoting “self-sufficiency and ambition, emphasizing careers that lend women a patina of glamour…above all, it is a how-to manual for constructing a life that would look enviable.” More »