Heritage professional with specialisms in archaeology and museums. Blogger & writer.
Equal... · 22 нояб 2016
Can a man be a feminist?
This is one of those questions that doesn’t have a simple yes or no answer. Before explaining, a definition is important: simply put, feminism is promoting the rights of women and fighting for equality regardless of sex or gender.
Another important thing to... Читать далее
Is it true that many women in Russia find feminist ideas irrelevant?
If yes, why?
Associate Professor of Sociology, Western Michigan University. Previously: Founding... · 8 мар 2017
I would say that reality is more complex, for a number of reasons.
First, we should reflect on how the term “feminism” is interpreted in the post-Soviet world. I do not believe that most women in Russia (or the post-Soviet region more generally) would agree to give up their right for... Читать далее
Is it harder for women to climb the career ladder than it is for men – and why?
Public Affairs PhD candidate at Florida International University, studying gender and... · 4 февр 2017
Yes, it is harder for women to get top corporate and official positions. Studies show that the barriers materialize during hiring processes and promotion processes, when men who do the hiring tend to associate “leadership” with stereotypically “masculine” traits.
It’s helpful to look... Читать далее
What is the "glass ceiling" and why does it exist?
Managing Director at the Institute of Directors. Chartered Marketer with 19 years’ B2B... · 11 янв 2017
On conceding victory in the 2016 US Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton said to Republican rival Donald Trump: “Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.”
Hillary went on to say: “You can... Читать далее
Why is feminism a hot topic again, after 100 years of the emancipation movement?
PhD Researcher & Research Assistant, Dept. of Sociology, University of Cambridge · 24 окт 2016
Ninety-eight years after women gained partial rights to vote in the UK and 96 years after suffrage in the US, women still face immense barriers to full equality.
Laws have certainly changed in both these regions of the world to promote gender equality, and moreover to create equatable... Читать далее
Journalist, film-maker, author of ‘1966: The Year the Decade Exploded’, ‘Teenage: The... · 24 нояб 2016
The simplest answer to that is, because it reproduces power relations in wider society. For the longest time, pop music was for girls and rock music was for guys. Pop music was for gay men and rock music was for straight men. And, for me, pop music should be an arena of play.
My... Читать далее
PhD researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge · 8 нояб 2016
'Rape culture' as a concept emerged out of the 1970's anti-rape activism in the United States. It refers to any aspect of popular or mainstream culture that endorses or trivialises acts of sexual violence. Significantly, feminists operationalised the term to shift the debate on rape... Читать далее
Founder & Managing Director, Scientists & Co, elected student officer at King's College... · 8 мар 2017
From being “allowed” into STEM professions out of necessity (i.e, shortage of men doing the job at times of war) during tough times, we have transitioned into a society where women are free to choose their vocation. Today, we are blessed with inspiring women role models who have shown... Читать далее
What was the point of the women's march and why did people pick pink hats as a symbol?
Women’s Rights Officer, ActionAid UK. Coordinating campaigning activities to engage the... · 30 янв 2017
In the wake of Donald Trump’s divisive electoral campaign, a dangerous rhetoric of fear and intolerance has left many people feeling afraid of what the future holds for them. Statements made by Trump have demonised and insulted women of all backgrounds and spread bigotry and... Читать далее
I myself, was a pastry chef from the age of 18-21 years old. I relocated and I now live... · 17 янв 2017
I myself, was a pastry chef from the age of 18-21 years old. I relocated and I now live in Hong Kong where I work with children. So I have since taken a break from the hospitality business.
Through my personal experience, I think there are so many female chefs mainly because of the... Читать далее