"Since my husband and pets are not things, I will
assume they are already safe and now I have to grab three objects. 1) my
computer, 2) illustrations I am working on for a children's book, 3)
the photo album of my children growing up."
--Janice Phelps Williams, 54, a publisher, writer, illustrator from Athens
"Men vary, just like women. Some are chauvinists or
are proud of ignoring women, while others are not. I am glad to have men
friends who generally treat women, including me, well (i.e. like
sisters and rational human beings). I personally despise the "beefcake"
of grossly over-muscled men. I also think shaved heads, buzz cuts or
mohawks are bad-looking. Men (or women) who glorify violence and
speeding are gross. Too many films have featured (Clint Eastwood in the
1970s was a prime example) victimizing of men by other men and bad
women. Then the victim is shown as 'justified' in exacting violent
--Lois D. Whealey, 78, a citizen activist/independent humanities scholar from Athens
"In what ways do you believe that being a
women has impacted you negatively/positively? If you could give other
women one piece of advice, what would it be?"
--Erin Hyman, 28, an office manager/delivery driver from Athens