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Monday, October 14,2013
Women in Athens

If you could be the best friend of an historical figure who would they be?

"Lucille Ball - even though I think she would be the friend who entertains but exhausts you at the same time."

Lauren Borovicka

- 30, An AmeriCorpsprogram coordinator from Athens


Monday, October 14,2013
Women in Athens

What are examples of when, if ever, cosmetic surgery is inappropriate?

"I don't think I can tell someone else what is and isn't appropriate. Where do you draw the line? People can do what they want with their own bodies."

Natalie Eskey

- 30, a business owner/baker from Chauncey

Monday, October 14,2013
Women in Athens

What is the most sexist situation you’ve encountered or heard of?

"Twenty years ago when I was in private practice, male attorneys would call me 'honey' and 'dear.' Even though I was the lead attorney on a case, the male attorneys would ask to negotiate with the senior male partner. I have not had the same experiences in this position. I knew I was on the same playing field with a male attorney when he and I were discussing old TV shows and he said "remember when we were little boys?" He had looked past gender and was talking to me as his equal."

Lisa Eliason

- 59, Chief City Prosecutor from Athens

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

What issue most affects your vote for President? Why?

“I would say that women’s issues are a very important factor that I will consider when I vote. Though it’s not one issue, they are all related. Women’s health, access to care,

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

How does living in a college community affect your life?

“I love it! The youth, the styles, the diversity it brings.”
—Aubrei Krummert, 37, a self-employed professional organizer from Athens

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

What advice would you give a teenage girl about sex?

“Inform yourself. Just like any serious decision in life, it takes time, instincts, and information to make a good decision that you will feel great about long after the moment. Give yourself the gift of time and conscious decision making. That is something you will never regret!”
—Ginny Blakely, 23, a social worker from Athens

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

What should you do if you suspect your child is being bullied?

“My child would be asked directly about what has happened and encouraged to be honest. My child would hopefully learn to verbally defend herself and protect herself if necessary. School personnel and/or the bully’s family would be contacted if it continued.”
—Dawn Graham, 37, Young Child Wellness Council Coordinator/Asst. Professor of Family Medicine, from Athen

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

What does Athens County need to change to improve the lives of women?

"More jobs, a lot of us are no longer stay-at-home moms. We are the breadwinners of the family."
-Lana Lanning, 27, a corrections officer from Chauncey

Thursday, October 11,2012
Women in Athens

What is the biggest challenge in keeping a great relationship together?

“Taking the time to communicate when an issue first arises, before it becomes a greater problem. Also, making sure to let your partner know how much you love and appreciate them.”
—Jaine Schmidt Wyatt, 58, a special projects editor from Athens

 
 
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