Sheer joy…..with a little dash of pride…..was what I felt when I saw the title of an essay written by Elizabeth DiEmanuele, posted on her facebook page with the link to the essay itself. The title of her essay is the title of my post today “A Comprehensive Guide to Feminist Theory: 20 Essential Reads.”
Elizabeth’s post gave me hope too!! You see I had convinced myself that the younger generation had lost interest in “feminism” and Elizabeth proved me wrong. She is a university student and to study and understand and write about feminist theory (which is more than I had done before declaring to the world whenever the opportunity arose that I was one, a feminist that is) gave me hope that young women were interested in understanding and carrying on the valuable and hard work feminists had done and continue to do on behalf of women today and …
In case you missed it, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan is calling for the OSC to require all public companies to have at least three women on their boards after a transition period (which it suggests setting at 2020) or be delisted. Teachers says they don’t expect any of the voluntary type options which have been suggested for increasing the number of women on boards, for example, “comply or explain” to have much impact. The link below is to Janet McFarland’s article in today’s Globe and Mail which provides more detail.
I love bold moves and I love this one, in particular!! In my mind, this is leadership and demonstrates how a major organization can have an impact on the world in which it operates!! Bravo Teachers!!
I would love to hear what you think!! Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
A friend sent me the link to an article published in the New York Times in early August with the title “The Opt Out Generation Wants Back In.” When friends send me articles, I usually read them and tweet about them (if I am inspired to do so), despite the fact, I am well aware many of you are not on twitter.
In this case, I kept thinking about the article and thought it offered a perspective we don’t hear very often, so I am doing things the old fashioned way…I am blogging about it to share the link with you….in the hopes, more of you will read it.
I warn you this article is a long one!! Regardless, I believe it is worth reading to the very end. Here is the link.
I would love to hear what you think of it!! Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Some time ago, my friend Mary Tod (author of the just released book of historical fiction Unravelled) wrote several letters to her daughter Leslie and I posted them here on my blog. The reaction to her letters was very, very positive and gave me an idea!! What if others wrote similar letters to their granddaughters, daughters and/or nieces and allowed me to post it on my blog?
This is the first letter I received in response to a request I sent out some time ago. I held on to it, hoping more of you would read it, once we were all ” back to school!!”
A Letter for Nicolle
Children were never a part of my master plan, so this is a letter that I never imagined I would write.
I wasn’t much good at taking the advice of those who were “well-meaning” so why would I think that I would be good …