Thursday, November 29, 2007

vintage advertisements

Are these for reals?

Sadly.... yes.

When we hear about how ads these days objectify women, it's amazing to realize what was considered "acceptable" back in the day ......

Thank God(dess) for the women's movement...




Friday, November 2, 2007

Delegate or Inspire?

The premise of this article is not groundbreaking -- women are wrapped in a contradictory tangle of expectations in and out of the home -- but what I found interesting in this article is that the most desired qualities in a leader vary by country. More than a critique of feminism, this is a look into leadership, man or woman.

The New York Times writes, "Respondents in the United States and England, for instance, listed “inspiring others” as a most important leadership quality, and then rated women as less adept at this than men. In Nordic countries, women were seen as perfectly inspirational, but it was “delegating” that was of higher value there, and women were not seen as good delegators."