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December 6, 2010 | Movies

I’m looking forward to seeing this. It’s scheduled to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January. Find out more at Miss REPRESENTATION.

The site has a list of “suggested reading” books, to which I add:

  • Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Joanne Bamberger: PunditMom’s Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America
  • Ann Crittenden: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued and If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything
  • Susan J. Douglas (and Meredith W. Michaels): Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work Is Done, The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women and Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media
  • Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
  • Gloria Feldt: No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power
  • Sharon Lerner: The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
  • Carolyn B. Maloney: Rumors of our Progress have been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting any Easier and How We Can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters
  • Devra Renner and Aviva Pflock: Mommy Guilt: Learn to Worry Less, Focus on What Matters Most, and Raise Happier Kids
  • Joan C. Williams: Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter and Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It
  • Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 1 Comment  


    October 10, 2010 | Books,Gloria Feldt

    I was at the store the other day, shopping for greeting cards. I saw this one, thought of Gloria Feldt and smiled, figuring she’d get a kick out of it. Why did I think of Gloria? I’m reading her book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power. I’m about halfway through.

    I put it with the other cards I planned to buy. It’s not as if I planned to actually send it to her. Eh, I’d find something interesting to do with it.

    When I got home, I had a few minutes to read. I’d just started chapter 7. In it, she was talking about a T-shirt with a slogan she wore. I kept reading to the next page, and there it was. She told us the slogan on shirt: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

    So? I sent her the card.

    Cheers, Gloria!

    Now, I’ve got to go finish the book. I’ll write about it here when I’m done.

    Posted by Becky @ 2:53 pm | 1 Comment  


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