I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Radium Girls: The dark history of America's shining women. I've been trying to expand my reading genres, and this sounded like a look back into history from a working woman's perspective. There's really two stories at play. The traumatic, gruesome and somber story of deceit … Continue reading “Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards
The good news is…we are not here anymore: The Trouble With Women in the Workplace. And don't have literature like this: But even after more than 60 years, women are still treated unfairly, and paid less than their male counterparts in the workplace. Typical statistics say women make 77 cents for every one dollar a … Continue reading Inequality: Blog Action Day 2014
Umm...no. These ads...I can't believe these were real (see more ads at 22 Vintage Ads to Keep Women in Their Place). There are two adults who are perfectly capable of operating of a vacuum cleaner. In fact, in our house, there are two boys who also know how to vacuum a floor. You want breakfast? Make it … Continue reading A Good Meal. A Clean House. A Thin Wife. Welcome to 1955.
"We would like to use our brains…" I love this ad. The ad is set to a Beastie Boys song, and the premise behind GoldieBlox is to encourage girls to go into the engineering industry. It basically makes fun of the pink and frilly princess-y girl toys that cram stores. Tea sets. Baby dolls. Feather boas … Continue reading GoldieBlox Rocks With Smart Girls Ad
I can't believe companies actually had to produce videos like the one below. In my life, women have always worked. I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, and I knew some moms who stayed at home, and some that worked. That’s just the way it was. But it wasn’t always… I recently read “When … Continue reading The Trouble With Women In the Workplace