It never occurred to me that women were the first brewers of beer. Yet, so obvious. They were the bakers of the bread and the stokers of the fire, the homemakers. Beer was an integral part of the families' diets. Women were making alcohol all over the world. Then men realised there was money and … Continue reading Women who drink: feminism and alcohol
I was doing some tidying up, pretending I could get rid of books when I found this picture book. I instantly recognised it but did not remember it. Ever wondered where gender stereotypes come from? Perhaps you didn't notice them in your storybooks. Here is Sheila On the Farm. What is David up to? Apparently, … Continue reading This is how little boys and girls are made
https://youtu.be/1Q8fG0TtVAY I asked the guy in the DC t-shirt if he was going to see the Wonder Woman movie when it came out. He said he wasn’t sure because...the costume designer…she’s not a sex object! I was surprised by his response. Then there is the Empire Magazine poster. The March poster was of Wonder … Continue reading Wonder Woman: Does Sex Still Sell?
Do you know in what year the Queensland Government was not longer able to discriminate against married female teachers? Think about a little while, have an educated guess and I will tell you at the end of this post. The other dreaded F word. Feminism. I am a feminist because the man who did the … Continue reading Why I am a Feminist
After reading Pride and Prejudice with the Pocket Bookclub I realised Pride and Prejudice was the Beauty and Beast story. I am no genius! Elizabeth Hopkins sets the plot similarities out rather succinctly at the Silver Petticoat Review or look at Kristen's visuals in her post at See you in the Porridge . Lizzie and Darcy don't like … Continue reading Beauty shouldn’t have to tame the Beast
Does anyone remember that Wonder Woman fought for women's rights? I have done a small survey of the people around me and what they know of Wonder Woman does not include her feminist beginnings. Have the feminist ideals of Wonder Woman been silenced by men?