Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Katrin Bennhold writes in a New York Times article that men are the key to feminism's future because "other guys are more likely to listen to them." This statement seems pretty intuitive, but she expands on the power of that simple truth using examples of corporate policy changes in Europe. She also notes, interestingly, that Iceland is leading the way in closing the gender gap according to the World Economic Forum. America could definitely take some lessons.
Skin cancer is on the rise, especially among young women. Experts believe there is a link between the proliferation of tanning salons and the fact that young women make up over 70% of tanning bed users. Melanoma is a very serious and yet often preventable cancer. Get the facts and start loving your own beautiful skin! (Or if you must bronze your bod, at least get it from a tube.)
Communication professor Susan J. Douglas makes a compelling argument that the realities of the status of American women have been fully obscured by contemporary media messages. Her book Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism's Work Is Done, critiques popular culture (especially TV) and its ability to create "fantasies of power" in the minds of women. Douglas believes we've entered an age of enlightned sexism that encourages women to focus only on their appearance, competing with women, pleasing men, and shopping, because the hard work of achieving equality has been done. Read the full review from WeNews.