Posts tagged "Power"

June 28th, 2012

Why Women Still Can't Have It All - The Atlantic

The best hope for improving the lot of all women, and for closing what Wolfers and Stevenson call a “new gender gap”—measured by well-being rather than wages—is to close the leadership gap: to elect a woman president and 50 women senators; to ensure that women are equally represented in the ranks of corporate executives and judicial leaders. Only when women wield power in sufficient numbers will we create a society that genuinely works for all women. That will be a society that works for everyone.

A long read, but an excellent one, and an absolute must for all women, everywhere.  

April 16th, 2012

In fact, if I were a member of the Christian right, sitting on my front porch decrying the decadent morals of working American women, what would be most alarming about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomena, what gives it its true edge of desperation, and end-of-the-world ambience, is that millions of otherwise intelligent women are willing to tolerate prose on this level. If you are willing to slog through sentences like “In spite of my poignant sadness, I laugh,” or “My world is crumbling around me into a sterile pile of ashes, all my hopes and dreams cruelly dashed,” you must really, really, want to get to the submissive sex scene.

— from Newsweek’s “Spanking Goes Mainstream"… and yet another reason to loathe "Twilight", as it gave birth to another trilogy, whose grammar and use of the English language send a collective groan around those of us who know where to find better written fiction with the same, if not better, content that is not getting even a tenth of the attention as this ridiculous work of fan fiction.