Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted on January 5th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Some people call me a one role baby boomer wonder, but I’ll take it. It’s not like I didn’t have any career after Wonder Woman, but that’s a tough act to follow. I always had the looks. I was Miss World USA in 1972. Sure, I’m not Helen Hayes but I was good enough to be inRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Billie Jean King?

Posted on November 14th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

With all due modesty, I became such a big baby boomer celebrity, how could I not fade a little after retirement? That moment came later than planned and cast some unwanted limelight. A “palimony” suit filed by a personal secretary in 1981 turned my life on its head. In one fell swoop, I was “outed”Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Rabble Rouser Dyke Communist Loud-mouth broad Man-Hater Bitch Subversive Trouble Maker As you can see by the epithets hurled at me (and that’s the short list), I caused quite a splash in the feminist 1970s, an inspiration for rebellious young baby boomer ladies. Ever hear the phrase: “A woman’s place is in the house –Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Devil” Girl

Posted on September 13th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Politics,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

She was my baby boomer dream girl: part rebel, part old-fashioned, all sexy, and an advocate that ladies should pay their own way on dates. At the time, on a limited income, that’s what I thought woman’s liberation should mean. The only problem: Maddy was the leader of the 1972 “Nixon’s The One Again” PoliticalRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jane Roe?

Posted on August 17th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

There is no Jane Roe. It was a legal pseudonym in Roe v. Wade—the 1972 Supreme Court decision that in one fell swoop abolished the laws against abortion and gave baby boomers alternatives their parents never dreamed of. Let me introduce myself: Norma Leah McCorvey, the plaintiff. A long and winding road. I won’t goRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers At Play

♀♀♀♀♀♀ As the baby boomer sexual revolution went into high gear, the new rag on the block offered “Entertainment for Women…No other magazine out there caters to women in the way we do.” Cosmo was reinvented in early 1970s and packed its pages with nitty-gritty advice about dating, sex, and guys. Ms. rolled out inRead the Rest…

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DON’T FAULT THE BABY BOOMERS

Posted on April 16th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

“Every day, in every superior court in the state, the same melancholy charade was played: the “innocent” spouse, generally the wife, would take the stand and, to the accompanying cacophony of sobbing and nose-bowing, testify under the deft guidance of an attorney to the spousal conduct that she deemed cruel.” Stanley Mosk, former California SupremeRead the Rest…

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GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Posted on June 4th, 2010 in 1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1960 IT WAS GREEK TO ME Pledging in the early 1960s was hell for baby boomers. The final stretch of the fraternity pledge semester is still called “Hell Week.” For boomer girls, it was more like heck. I  got an inside earful from a Phi Sig I dated. Natalie never stopped complaining.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Midlife: Cougars on the Prowl

Posted on February 26th, 2010 in 1990s,Midlife,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

    What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female boomer chronophilia? The male boomer version is regarded as a natural part of life. If a man can haveRead the Rest…

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