Gwyen Teatro has decided to strengthen her resolve (but can’t commit to not laughing) about how to respond to gender based jokes about women, after being amused by the “I saw your boob” segment at the Oscars. So did you laugh? What would have happened if a similar sketch had been made about male body parts and introduced by a woman?
Art, films, books and women
Annabel Kaye explores what happened when her personal brand, developed initially in social media and blogging, required her to shift from words to pictures and video. Hear what she says about the wider impact on professional women of ageism and lookism in the media…
Originally marketed as an e-book and print-on-demand in June 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey written by E.L.James, mother of two, has caused a stir! Flying around cyberspace and off book shelves at an unprecedented velocity, sales have outstripped the Harry Potter series to become the fastest selling paperback of ALL time, is generating massive interest and an international debate ….
At the beginning of January the French town Cesson-Sévigné banned the use of ‘Mademoiselle’ in official documents. Do you care if you are indentified by your marital status in officialdom? Anna Foden tells us why she does…
Dorothy Dalton tells us why George Clooney’s new movie, The Ides of March, recounting a story of political intrigue and back stabbing gave her indigestion…
Victoria Sturley looks at the impact the recession has had on Spain and the pressure on women in particular. Thousands of highly educated young people are now looking for opportunities outside Spain leading to a significant brain drain..
Uxio Malvido explains why he’s getting tired of the constant drop of statistics showing that we are far from gender equality and diversity in the workplace and why he has stopped paying attention. ….”We invest much time and effort to obsessively measure female representation and diversity again and again but results are basically telling the same story. I have to admit though that the latest trend of showing how many years it will take to achieve gender equality at the current pace is a good one.”
Rather than face a depressed U.K economy and graduate unemployment, GenY-er Alice Bell takes off for China and shares her first experiences of Chinese business practises after only 3 weeks in her new job as an English teacher.
Annabel Kaye takes us from her day job as an employment lawyer to her maiden gig as a a stand up comedienne and explores how women can be funny.
Anne Egros is in in the middle of move #12, back to the USA in New Jersey, after two years in Brussels, Belgium and asks if expats are more resilient.