IWD: It’s time to change the conversation IWD: It’s time to change the conversation IWD: It’s time to change the conversation

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IWD: It’s time to change the conversation

It’s International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the wonderful achievements of women and girls throughout the world. It’s also a day where we remind ourselves just how far we have left to go, to live in a world that is safe, just and equitable for everyone. And it’s a day where we focus our collective attention back to the seemingly immovable problem of getting more women into leadership roles. So where exactly are we? Let’s start with all that we have to celebrate. There have ...

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What’s next on my reading list (hint: a lot)

Hello hello. I’ve come out of my writing cave for a nano second to share some reading inspo with you (and to give myself a mini brain break), as I had thousands of you who loved my post on my fav books of 2015. So here is some more goodness. I have 25 books on my desk right now. A pile of them are for research, and the other pile are the ones in the photo, that are either currently being read, or next on my list. Not much gives me greater joy than the anticipation of a really good book ...

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When will we start to value girls for their character?

The good girl, the good mother or the whore. Are these the only roles that society holds for women? This is the question I woke up with this morning. In the wake of the Miley Cyrus music awards spectacle (or debacle fits too) last week, and, as I think about my PhD research in gender studies, this is what is on my mind. If you missed it, count yourself lucky. Miley Cyrus was a Disney Channel phenomenon who played the super-wholesome Hannah Montana in a television series of the same name. Last ...

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Vagina – small word, big controversy!

Last month, Naomi Wolf released her latest book Vagina: A New Biography. It is a book that brings together cutting edge science, cultural history and the authors personal journey to reframe how we understand female sexuality, and in turn, how we understand women in today’s society. At a time when the commoditization of women’s sexuality appears to be at an all time high – where books about S&M and sexual aggression are selling in the millions and the tabloid media continue to ...

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