Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
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Double Standards

At the tedxzurich 2015 event on Friday, Jennifer Miksch spoke about working and caring for a child. She wondered at the gap between media's expectations of high achieving career women (Melissa Mayers etc al) and the actual reality of it all.

In response, I retweeted one of my favourite twitter feeds of the moment: manwhohasitall
As he puts it - Top tips for men juggling a successful career and fatherhood. By reversing the narrative, he shows what a ridiculous stream of "advice" we get bombarded with. See below for recent selection...

In a similar vein, this spoof article from Buzzfeed does exactly the same - shows us the nonsense that is peddled when female celebrities are interviewed by women's glossies. "If male actors were described the way female actors are..."

And from today til the end of the year women effectively work for free, "thanks" to the pay or earnings gap", according to the Fawcett Society.

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