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So, how are you planning to pick your favorite Banter Bites from all the ones we posted in March?

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Do not need a plan. Will just pick a few and move on …

March is Women's History Month, but it was just a coincidence that my favorite Banter Bites this month were all related to women and women's empowerment (think about the fact no one ever refers to "men's empowerment").

  • March 2: Gendered Potatoes? (Not A Recipe) – I do not know about you, but I never thought potatoes had genders … but apparently, many people do.
  • March 8: Celebrate Today. Change Tomorrow. – Given my experience as an executive in a male-dominated industry, it is no surprise that my perspective of women in leadership is very different from Red's.
  • March 18: Is Feeling Safe Too Much To Ask? – A horrific event in London brings home the fact "being safe" is different for men and women, and explains why I sold my Ferrari?

Curious about Red's favorites this month?

It’s hard to believe the topic of the Supreme Court and abortion could become any more controversial or dramatic. But there was no way to know a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade would be leaked to the press. A situation so shocking, it’s being compared to the "Pentagon Papers" leak.

Yes, leaks happen all the time in politics – at the campaign level, sometimes from Congress, and even on occasion from the executive branch. But from the Supreme Court of the United States??? Yet as Black said to Red just after it happened,

Nowadays, it is just too easy to have a “leak” as almost everything is just a “click away” from being shared or printed. No clandestine nights at the copy machine are required.

There’s an expression … throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Well, Supreme Court decisions on “babies” (well, technically fetuses) may also impact its integrity.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: There’s no question the recent Supreme Court cases involving abortion are controversial and may have a major impact on Roe v. Wade; something that both Red (as a mom to two daughters) and Black (as a highly independent woman who made the conscious decision not to have children) have strong feelings about, albeit focused on two very different aspects.

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If you’ve never thought about May Day, don’t worry, most of us haven’t.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red appreciates that some holidays have historical significance, some have ancient traditions, and some are opportunities for one of Black’s unexpected, but often amusing and clever, comments, but May Day checks all those boxes.

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To quote the lyrics from "West Side Story," “Could be … who knows …”

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red, the theater major and lover of Broadway musicals, has loved "West Side Story" for as long as she can remember, so imagine her surprise when Black, usually only interested in the business aspects of the entertainment world, shared a “new” fact (at least, new to Red) about one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

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