Posts Tagged lean in

New Blog Alert: Where feminists talk economics

We’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that they’ve been frustrated by two phenomena:

One is the way in which women’s voices are so frequently sidelined in economic debates. Our voices are few and far between in the economics blogosphere. It’s striking that almost none of the reviewers of Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking Capital in the Twenty-First Centurywere women. And as Media Matters recently showed, women are rarely invited to discuss the economy on cable news.

The flipside of this problem is that, even amongst ourselves, feminists don’t talk enough about economics. Too often, discussions ...

We’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

Antiporn Land.

Stormé DeLarverie, whose initial scuffle with the cops is said to have instigated the Stonewall riots, passed on Saturday.

“Sheryl Sandberg, will you lean in with the women of Harvard’s hotel?”

Democracy Now! on #YesAllWomen.

“Abortion is on trial this week in Alabama.”

Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

“You can’t self-help away deeply-ingrained structural discrimination.”

Jessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda Hess has noted, this book is part of a genre that’s enjoying popularity right now — one that she describes as teaching women how “you, too, can become a successful blowhard.”

As Amanda notes, it’s worth questioning if we really want to be imitating the attributes of overconfident high-achievers. And it’s also debatable if that’ll even work. The confidence gap, Jessica argues, is a reflection of a culture that gives women no reason to feel self-assured.” So you can “fake it ’til you make ...

Jessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda ...

What if we all leaned out, instead of leaning in?

In response to Sheryl Sandberg’s call to “lean in,” Rosa Brooks offers a counter-suggestion:

Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we need to stop leaning in. It’s killing us.

We need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet up.

Here’s the thing: We’ve managed to create a world in which ubiquity is valued above all. If you’re not at your desk every night until nine, your commitment to the job is questioned. If you’re not checking email 24/7, you’re not a reliable colleague.

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If we truly want gender equality, we need to challenge the assumption that more is always better, and the assumption that ...

In response to Sheryl Sandberg’s call to “lean in,” Rosa Brooks offers a counter-suggestion:

Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we ...

Newsflash: Not all smart women on Twitter are white CEOs

There was no way writing an article called “25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter” was ever going to go well. What does that even mean? How do you measure intelligence from 140-character broadcasts? Why do we need this list when we would never compile a male equivalent (the closest we’d get would be a default all-male “25 of the Smartest People on Twitter”)? We hear this message all the time: You’re smart for a woman. You’re tough for a girl.

So, as I said, this was never going to go well. But my god. What a clusterfuck.

Ann Charles — the founder of BRANDfog.com and self-described “woman CEO who writes about women in leadership” — assembled the list of ...

There was no way writing an article called “25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter” was ever going to go well. What does that even mean? How do you measure intelligence from 140-character broadcasts? Why ...

Seven mansplaining pitches for Bustle

This week the feminist internet has been fuming about Bustle, a new “website for women” made by Bryan Goldberg, a mansplaining man who didn’t seem to realize that, you know, there are already a couple sites for ladies/feminists out there. His defense? Bustle will set itself apart from the rest of these earnest attempts at significance due to its absurd wealth: the website is launching with $6.5 million in venture capital funding, which is approximately $6.5 million more than Feministing has ever seen, as Jos noted in Wednesday’s DCFS and our recent fundraising appeal.

I could be mad that Goldberg assumes the only measure of a publication – even an expressly feminist enterprise, ...

This week the feminist internet has been fuming about Bustle, a new “website for women” made by Bryan Goldberg, a mansplaining man who didn’t seem to realize that, you know, there are ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

What to the slave is the fourth of July?

What to the prisoner is the fourth of July?

The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

Check out A Band Called Death.

Don’t lean in: kick back.

Do we have any chance at a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

Pride in Paris.

Yeah, David ...

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