When Peggy Drexler’s daughter went to work with her husband at his clothing retailer, she saw how it transformed her. In this Father’s Day excerpt from her book “Our Fathers, Ourselves,” Drexler raises questions about the influence fathers may have on their daughters.
Amid all the statistics whirling around women and paid employment, Peggy Drexler steps back to spot history in the making during Women’s History Month. The realities of the workplace, she says, favor women’s further gains in leadership.
Mother’s Day marks a time for some women to reflect on years past and what lies ahead once the kids are gone. After 30 years with children, Peggy Drexler is preparing to contemplate a loss that’s ahead of her and how to embrace her empty nest.
As Father’s Day approaches, Peggy Drexler applauds the changing roles of dads, finding that many–as a legacy of Title IX and new opportunities–are forming full and healthy connections with daughters that survive the tumult of puberty.
With a Madame Speaker of the House arriving in the New Year, women have a political horn of plenty to enjoy this Thanksgiving. Peggy Drexler says Tuesday’s Global Gender Gap report shows how far U.S. women still have to go.
The month of political reckoning has arrived, but Peggy Drexler reckons that women already have something to celebrate. With 134 women winning House primaries, and many running for lower-tier state positions, the pipeline is filling up.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Peggy Drexler looks at the positive influence that mothers are having over public life. As they make their mark on laws and culture, women with children reshape society in the image of one big family.
Comic relief helps explain the success of Broadway’s revival of “The Odd Couple.” Peggy Drexler says two straight men quarreling over dust balls relieve the strain of the national dust-up over same-sex marriage.
The Pope and U.S. president aside, same-sex parents are gaining wider rights and acceptance. Along the way they are helping to make “parenting”–unbound by traditional sex-role connotations–the operative verb in childrearing.