Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Of course being male is the unmarked gender category. Men very often think: I don’t need to think about gender, because I have the right gender. I think it’s the strength in my capacity to read, interpret translate Homer. I’m … Continue reading Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

Pointing out that TUC research found that one in two women had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, Watson said: “It finally feels like people are realising the scale of the problem, and I’m certainly hopeful that with global standards such as the recent International Labour Organization treaty on harassment at work we’ll start to see a new climate of prevention and accountability on this issue domestically.” The advice line number is 020 7490 0152. FULL ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

I wish that girls embrace their power

I’m grateful if I kept one girl from feeling different or ugly or un-empowered. I wish that girls embrace their power and their worth and their value in their youth and not sell it or barter it away for anything and then have to buy it back later in life. I wish for women to stop apologising for those very things that make us women. I wish to be remembered for my humour and my passion and above all, my ability to go from angel to asshole in 3.5 seconds but always for something I truly believe in. I will … Continue reading I wish that girls embrace their power

8 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

7. PARKS WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO LIE IN STATE AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. After Park died on October 24, 2005 at the age of 92, she became the first woman to lie in state, a tribute usually reserved for statesmen and military leaders. More than 30,000 filed by her casket to pay their respects. READ the Article Continue reading 8 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks