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A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

MUST WATCH Ashley Judd’s TED talk

In 20 minutes Ashley Judd describes the horrors of online misogyny and asks men and particularly the tech industry to stop sexist behaviour (especially in creating violent misogynist games for boys). Immediately. As she says, online hateful word are HATE CRIMES against women and should be treated as such.  My question is: Where are the MOTHERS and

How to leverage the Women’s March in Washington

I know how to leverage the women's march. It's the oldest solution in the radical women's toolkit. GATHER. Just GATHER. And if you need something to read to help you come up with IDEAS and SOLUTIONS please read my three books (Lean Out, Motherhood is Madness and Occupy Women). They explain exactly what is REALLY  going on in easy-to-read format and include very specific

By |January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to leverage the Women’s March in Washington

Femeconomy is a neat way to push gender diversity

There’s a great new website available for those who want to start using their money to do something about the lack of women in leadership. It is called Femeconomy and it offers a simple way to shop for the things you love through a gender lens – by presenting more than 700 brands that meet its criteria

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Femeconomy is a neat way to push gender diversity

Top ten things for Fathers to NEVER do

As Father’s Day approaches, dads are in the spotlight. They are celebrated for being great dads, but what does that mean to a daughter? As a gender expert here are my top ten things for dads to avoid when trying to raise strong girls: Don’t let your wife do all the housework. Watch the chores

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: Ideas & Inspiration|Comments Off on Top ten things for Fathers to NEVER do

Why can’t men see gender inequality?

This article asks: Are men stupid or ignorant? Men definitely need to be educated about bias and discrimination to be able to see it. Here is an excerpt: “Many intelligent men have a hard time stomaching the idea that the world of work still isn’t fair. Not long ago, I was one of them. Some men

By |May 26th, 2016|Categories: Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why can’t men see gender inequality?