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Where Are the Parents of the Accused Killers of Tessa Majors?

The fall semester of one’s freshman year of college is both exciting and scary. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that has the potential to change one’s life forever.

When Tessa Majors‘ parents dropped her off at Barnard College in New York City back in the fall, they expected that their eighteen-year-old daughter would eventually graduate with a bright future. They did not expect that she would be killed by teenagers younger than her.

I know that this is an obvious question, but where are the parents of the accused killers? What kind of parent would allow their thirteen-year-old child to act as they did? Especially going into the park without an adult? Granted these are teenagers and not younger children, but a thirteen-year-old is still a child and still needs some sort of parental supervision.

If there was a way for the parents of the accused to be punished as much as the accused are, I would thoroughly advocate for such a punishment.

My heart breaks for Miss Majors and her family. She had her whole life ahead of her, but someone decided that to take that life.

May her memory be a blessing and may justice be served. Z”l.

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Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection Book Review

My mother’s generation was the first to have it all. They were the first generation to go to college with the intent of earning real college degrees and not just the MRS degrees that their mothers earned. They were the first generation to have real longevity in their careers and not just work until they married. They had it all, the job, the husband, the kids and everything that goes with that life.

That’s the life I knew growing up. I had two working parents. It’s life I hope to lead one day if I should ever marry and have children.

According to author and Barnard College President Debora Spar, in her book Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, we cannot have it all. Something has to give along the way.  Referencing classic second wave feminists texts such as Fear Of Flying, Sex and The Single Girl and The Feminine Mystique while interviewing a variety of women, Ms. Spar comes to an interesting conclusion.

This is one of the best new feminist books that I have read in a very long time. While giving deference and respect where both are naturally due, Ms. Spar examines the life of the modern woman and how it has changed from the life that her grandmother might have lived fifty or sixty years ago. We have come incredibly far in only two generations, but we still have a long ways to go.

I highly recommend this book.

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