Female Power, the stories, by the excellent Mary Beard

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by

How could you ever imagine women running anything?

The ever interesting Mary Beard on March 3rd, 2017, giving her lecture to The London Review of Books, on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny in the workplace. When she refers to the USA senators you could almost believe she’s talking about Ancient Greece…not that the UK has anything to crow about.

Do yourself a favour, grab a drink, take a break, and listen to Mary talking about how language is so important and the metaphors used to describe women’s power. It’s a longish lecture, just over an hour, but well worth listening to. You might be surprised to learn just how much the Ancient Greeks still influence how we talk about powerful women.

We have no template for what a powerful woman may look like, except that she looks like a man.

Mary Beard features frequently in these pages. I once had the pleasure of interviewing her, which you can see here. (If the video doesn’t open for you, this link will take you to the website for the London Book Review where you can hear the lecture in full.)

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Women in the News – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

Meet award winning journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, winner of Columnist of the Year, PressAwards. 2017. She is a champion of equality an women’s rights and not afraid to go where angels fear to tread.

Are You an ‘Uppity’ Woman?

Posted on March 14th, 2017 by

Uppity woman are everywhere. You may be an uppity woman yourself. I certainly hope so. The world needs many more uppity woman. Shout out loud and strong about the achievements of women. #LoveUppityWoman Uppity women your country needs YOU!

International Women’s Day – Meet some amazing women

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by

On International Women’s Day 2017 we’re stopping by to meet three very inspirational women: Bella Vuillermoz of Sky UK, Anita Anand, BBC journalist and author, and Kat Heathcote, successful business woman. You cannot help but be inspired!

Why Do Happy Women Make Me Cry?

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by

Women are an untapped resource. What i holding you back from sharing your voice with the world (Or your bit of it). You can make a difference, Just start now. Read on for some inspiration…

Jess Phillips and Everywoman – Review

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by

Jess Phillips is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley. In her own words she is ‘gobby’. That is to say she speaks up for what she believes in and is not cowed (not for long, anyway) by the trolls who are determined to silence her and other ‘gobby’ women.

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