Jun. 25th, 2012


Jun. 25th, 2012 10:45 pm
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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, by Anne Marie Slaughter.

Really excellent. Not just another muse on a much-mused-on topic, but a move towards questioning our core gendered assumptions about work on a practical level, and a strong assertion that flexibility and plurality in work will improve both organizations and lives.

She comes off as somewhat insulated from the ways the recession has caused incredible economic vulnerability in the young--vulnerability which has caused at the least a time-lag in her proposed career progressions. But that's somewhat understandable (though kind of worrying because as a professor she must have a LOT of contact with university-aged people), and I get a good sense of her overall awareness of the class dimensions of the problems under discussion. On the whole very impressed, specifically by the argument this quote highlights:

"If women are ever to achieve real equality as leaders, then we have to stop accepting male behavior and male choices as the default and the ideal. We must insist on changing social policies and bending career tracks to accommodate our choices, too. We have the power to do it if we decide to, and we have many men standing beside us."

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Peckham Plex: Films in London for £5, £2.50 on Orange Wednesdays
Ekster Antiques: good design pinboards
REALLY good Doctor Who blogs/reviews
DIY Anthropologie Tables
Tree Cake: I really want to try baking the flat, home-oven, no-spit version
furnishing my home!: DIY/home decor stuff
DIY Projects: 9 Easy(ish) IKEA Hacks
Places to look up, according to an old Vogue Nippon

Sunday Up Market

“And Then…” is a collaborative photography project between photographer Jo Metson Scott and artist/set designer Nicola Yeoman. Each photograph depicts an open narrative set in a wooded scene, whether it be a ghostly horse drawn carriage or a downed hot air balloon — the series is ethereal, beautiful and thoughtful.

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The Great Abdication
The Most Totally Closed Mind (The Celestial Toymaker): meh. Only kind of agree.


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