As a feminist, I often wonder how to approach events like Women’s History Month. Is it a celebration? A time for reflection? This year, I thought I’d meditate on an issue that has been popping up everywhere, from The Atlantic to the Academy Awards. 2012 saw a series of publications on women’s shifting role in the workplace, including Anne Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed essay, “Why Women Can’t Have It All.” Not to mention that, according to a recent article in The Huffington Post, the American workplace continues to be “really, really sexist.” In more specific terms, women still only earn $.77 to every dollar a man makes, and we make up only 4% of the S&P 500’s CEOs. 2013 also marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s monumental book, The Feminine Mystique, which challenged notions of women’s work in the 1960s. What better time to think about how we define a woman’s work, across generations and cultures?
Posts Tagged ‘labor’
Top Posts & Pages
- .@mitlibraries we are very excited about your project! 2 hours ago
- RT @mitlibraries: Aga Khan Documentation Center receives Artstor grant to digitize and catalog selections from Mohamad Makiya Archive http:… 2 hours ago
- RT @carlo_sierra: La Española: the earliest recorded Blacks in the early Colonial Americas fb.me/6Cqce2IoW 23 hours ago
- Albrecht Dürer was born #onthisday in 1471. Learn how he made his famous print of a rhino without ever seeing one! wp.me/p6pA4-2mr 1 day ago