Happiness for women: marriage and motherhood?
Does happiness for women depend on men?
Many women think so, as does most of society. And Bridget Jones is no exception. When we meet Bridget Jones blowing out her birthday candle alone at 43, abandoned by her friends who are happily coupled and raising families, “All by myself” plays in the background and only a girls' weekend and a tussle with a stranger in a yurt (who she leaves before he can disappoint her) is enough to get her out of her funk.
She repeats the "love him and leave him" routine with a divorcing Mr Darcy. After the emotional trauma a lifetime of dating without success, Bridget is not surprisingly unable to trust men, views sex as a physical consolation, and has stopped hoping for anything better. It seems that even in film, happiness for women is inseparable from the need for a man.
It's not about the baby
Singledom as a subversive state
Make your own ending
“ A women needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
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Dates for the Diary
November 12th European Commission DG GROW
Informal talk on how to deal with sexism - 12.30 - 1400
November 25th Council of the European Union - Corporate Event
How to deal with sexism and harassment in the workplace
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