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Heroine With a Thousand Faces: The Rise of the Female Savior

April 9, 2012


Male hero figures abound in our culture. But lately, they just don’t seem to be getting the job done. Photo Credit: shutterstock By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet Posted on April 8, 2012, Printed on April 9, 2012 Hard times were made for heroes. In the face of oppression, it’s natural to want a savior – […]

Women In Business: Why You Don’t Have To Be ‘More Like A Man’ To Get Ahead

February 16, 2012


Posted: 02/15/2012By Kristen Houghton “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” sings Professor Higgins in the musical “My Fair Lady”. Charming as the song is, I can’t help but be offended. And in Higgins’ misguided opinion, women fall far short of the male animal. What would the good prof think of women today […]

What Borgen and The Iron Lady tell us about women in power

January 10, 2012


Both new Danish political drama Borgen and Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady show us there is still no clear map for women in politics Kira Cochrane, Monday 9 January 2012 Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen in Borgen. Photograph: BBC/DR/Mike Kollsffel For anyone wanting to see a woman politician operating at the top […]