Today is International Museum Day. We take the opportunity to assess how women are represented in today's museums and in the history of art in general. Unfortunately, as 'Act Activism Barbie' intelligently shows us, there's a lot of work to be done yet...
This topic is genuinely fascinating. There are a vast array of opinions about the concept of 'women and children first'. There are distinctly different ways to analyse it and use it for one side of the argument or the other. This definitely makes it worthy of its own blog post.
This month is Autism Awareness Month, and I hope you are seeing articles, videos and other initiatives all over your social media. In The Feminist Shop, we wanted to do our part, and learn more about its link with feminism, but because this is something that needs to be spoken by the people that are living it we are using the blog to interview the 2 people I have most learnt from regarding autism.
Living together is not always easy. Adulting, in general, is not always fun, but when in a couple (and even more so if there are kids or other dependants) some of the chores multiply. It also multiplies the workforce, one should be thinking, but it doesn't always feel like it.
We have designed some easy activities to start conversations, show you what works in your couple, and how to create more of it.
Nancy is unapologetically Nerd and Plus Size, and she has created a community around those 2 stigmatised things for women. And she shouts about them, celebrate them and use them as a superpower, one that also elevates everyone else!
We still need to celebrate International Women's Day with passion. We need to make all the angry demands, but also all the celebratory acts around it. We need to shine light on the problems, and sometimes it's not only about demanding but about highlighting, sometimes it is about giving a voice and the stage to women and letting them have a fair share of applause of their own. It is the combination of all the above, the demands, the positive discrimination, the safe spaces, the marches, the strikes... that will amplify the effect of the message.