There’s plenty out there about women having to lean in, but we rarely talk about how men can also play their part by shuffling that fixed deck of cards. I have a few suggestions. Continue reading Did your girlfriend stop getting paid this week?
You can’t understand what it’s like to be publicly appraised for nothing but your perceived “hotness”. This happens to me every single day when the sun comes out. Continue reading Okay boys, I’m wearing short shorts
I’m hoping you shared that moment with me. Because now you have a vested interest in this issue of women being treated unfairly. Now this is personal. Continue reading #MeToo: A Guide for the Men in my Life
Look I haven’t been to yoga for a week so you’ll have to excuse me, alright? My zen has done a runner. I’m so jacked up on fury right now. Unfortunately, now that you’re here, you’re going to feel the full force of it. You and that almond croissant anyway. I’ve quit trying to stick to my self-enforced two-cups-a-day rule. Now I drink my caffeine by the bucket. And so that I can refill at any time of day I keep our kettle on a rolling boil, which – coincidentally – perfectly describes my mood.Continue reading “This is why I leave work on time, sisters”
For my whole life I’ve been surrounded by male dominated box office hits. Films starring, and often also directed, produced and written by men. James Bond, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, superhero films, and even Toy Story. When I think of the women in these films, they’re usually the pretty love interest – or lust interest, let’s be honest – or the supporting character.
My Lean In circle is a group of passionate, intelligent, ambitious, thriving women. We often discuss ways we can break through the subtle sexist obstacles in our workplaces. These walls, barriers or ceilings – glass ceilings, if you like – can be hard to see unless you put in your special ‘gender equality’ lenses and take a deliberate look. Continue reading “The Great Sexist Bake Off”