BY Claire Hamilton in Feminizzle on Jan 06, 2010 |
As if working mothers don't carry enough guilt with them as they set off for the office every day - imagine how the good hardworking mums of London felt when they saw this poster emblazoned on the side of the capital's famous red buses - 'CAREER WOMEN MAKE BAD MOTHERS' ...
Apparently it was designed to promote the effectiveness of billboard advertising. Hmmmm. I bet the ad exec who thought that one up didn't have two little kids at home and a whole lotta bills to ... Read More
As far as social networking sites are concerned, I often find myself somewhat of a late-in-the-game participant. I swore I'd never join Twitter, but after some coaxing from friends and a few laughs at celebrity posts, I took the plunge. One of the first people I decided to follow was Yoko Ono, because well, I think she's fascinating. Yoko's daily posts are an injection of positivity and wisdom, stemming from her many years involved in art, the peace movement, and ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Feminizzle on Dec 16, 2009 |
Anne of Green Gables, Jo in Little Women and Pippi Longstocking - three fictional females who inspired me when I was growing up. In fact, these literary ladies featured on a long list of hearty heroines on my pre-teen bookshelves. Maybe my parents were pro-active in picking positive role models for my sister and I to aspire to, or maybe I grew up in less gender-specific early years reading times, but I was interested to read an article by British writer Viv ... Read More
Elizabeth Simbiwa Sogbo-Tortu was disqualified from running for chief in an election in her home country of Sierra Leone, because she is a woman.
Not only was she barred from the election solely based on her gender, but as of Monday, she could not return to her home because it had been besieged by members of a Sierra Leone traditional group and her convoy pelted with stones. She has taken refuge in the capital and at the time was being protected by armed ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2009 |
Author Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D., who will be speaking at 92Y in Tribeca next month, answers that one with a resounding NOPE. Her most recent book, in fact, is Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future. Her title lacks subtlety, but so do most calls to action. That is, Berg's book is very much intended as "a wake-up call," and that's what it's often described as by both professional and amateur reviewers. According to the ... Read More