Why Leave the Men Out?

Posted on February 10th, 2015 by

Neuroeconomics - put women in charge

I am a feminist and I love men. Not indiscriminately you understand, but I am by no means a man hater and I don’t blame all men for the way things are (although I do get cross when they thoughtlessly perpetuate it); I’ve coached and worked with lots of men as well as women.  I’ve even tried RenewYou as a mixed course, but it lost a lot of its effectiveness because the women were quieter with men present and shared less freely.

So it’s no surprise that I’ve lost count of the number of times someone has said to me:

You know, you could make more money if your RenewYou course was also suitable for men.”

I know.

I also know that in organisations which probably need my type of training most, the decision makers are usually men, especially in the finance bit, and for all sorts of reason don’t want, or understand, women only courses. (Corporate RenewYou)

I also know that I’ve never yet seen a survey which says men don’t rise to the top etc because they lack confidence, but I’ve seen plenty saying that about women.

I also don’t see men struggling with the demands of a male oriented business world made just for women into which they have to adapt.

I don’t see the laws of our country being made by 80% women within an outdated system which does not embrace men.

When all that changes, my reply might be different. When all the population has genuine equality (and I’m talking about all women here, especially those in low paid, undervalued caring roles), I might change my mind.

Meanwhile my passion and raison d’etre is helping women achieve their potential and to boost their confidence to do what they want, to contribute towards making a more genuinely equal society where what women bring is valued, and not scoffed at because it’s not exactly like the men.

We do need more men to take that on board too, so maybe I need a course which explains why they should…

RenewYou is an internationally renowned course and available across the UK, in Australia, USA, South Africa, and beyond. To see the dates for all current RenewYou Women’s Courses please click this link.

1936 or 2015. Plus Ca Change?

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by

A good friend and I are off to a thirties evening later this year and have been having fun researching styles of dress, etc. She came across these two videos below.  I love the fact that the man is telling ‘the ladies’ how to wear make up.  And then refers them to as ‘girls’. Brilliantly funny, a classic! Obviously we’ve moved on masses since then….   If you’re having difficulty viewing these videos please try this link. RenewYou is an

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Be Your Own Woman

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by

Who you are, which side of yourself you present, may be different in different situations. The ‘work you’ may be entirely different to the /home you’. It’s natural, we all present a face to the world and make choices every day about how we do that. Women, more than men, have some of those choices proscribed, and if we’re not careful we find ourselves dancing to someone else’s tune. I was reminded of this by the recent furore and massive

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Is Feminism Middle Class & Elitist? Yes, says Alison Wolf

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by

I heard an interview with Baroness Wolf on a BBC radio news programme recently, when I thought I heard her say that feminism today was doing nothing for the majority of women. My attention was piqued and, I have to admit, my dander was up. As a working class girl who discovered feminism at age 14 and embraced it wholeheartedly, I was horrified by the suggestion that I had become part of an elite, doing little for true equality and

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Bare Reality – Real Life Women & Their Bosoms

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by

  Amazingly, some people will be shocked to see the above picture, yet not bat an eyelid when glamorous young women are featured daily with airbrushed, impossibly perky bosoms (see previous blog post). It’s a funny old world, isn’t it? Laura Dodsworth has a wonderful project underway with a book launching in May. She’s interviewed 100 women about their breasts and their lives, and each agreed to having a photo taken, not photo-shopped, uplifted, shaded or plasticised in any way.

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A Final Farewell to Page Three? Sadly no…

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by

This week for one brief moment it looked like the notorious page three of the Sun newspaper (young women featured in provocative poses with bare bosoms on page three of an allegedly family newspaper) had really gone for good. However, it transpired midweek that it was just a jolly jape/PR stunt to fool those humourless feminists (read Kathy Kette’s interview, no lack of humour in that feminist!) Reports of Page Three’s death were premature. No real surprises there, although the

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