Archives by Tag 'politics'

Inspired and Inspiring – Emma Watson

By - Last updated: Friday, January 8, 2016

"It's much easier to play it safe. To be polite and to do as is expected. But to take a chance, to piss some people off, to stand up and speak your mind - regardless of the consequences - that is the definition of bravery and the sign of a true artist. Emma (Watson) planted her flag firmly in new and trepidatious ground and refused to be defined by anything but her own heart, instinct and voice, and reminded us all that with every moment comes an incredible opportunity. It's just up to us to do something meaningful with it." Jared Leto, actor and HeForShe activist

Interview with Jane – Educational Background and Career History, Success and Ambition

By - Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today's post is the first of five excerpts from my interview with "Jane" a successful women with a very unique position in the US government.  I was happy she agreed to be interviewed and granted me permission to "tell her story!!" I hope you enjoy reading it and as usual your comments are most welcome!! I asked Jane to tell me about her educational background and career history.   Jane says: “Okay, I’m going to go with full disclosure of my background because it might be helpful to younger girls.  I’ll go a little deeper than I usually would.  Normally, I start with college but I think it’s important to let younger ladies know that regardless of your background, if you work really ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Feminist Theory: 20 Essential Reads

By - Last updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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 ...

Unpaid internships are a gender issue!!

By - Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2013

A young University of Ottawa law student approached me to discuss unpaid internships at a reception following an event where I had spoken about the "Lessons Learned By the Babes on Bay Street." I do not like "unpaid internships" but had not given the subject a great deal of thought, other than to arrive at the intuitive conclusion that  unpaid internships represent a way for young people to be taken advantage of as they endeavour to enter the world of work, a world made more difficult in many cases by "grown ups" who had come before them.   In any case, this young woman, Claire Seaborn told me one of the reasons she had founded the "Canadian Intern Association" was because of ...