Why Wonder Woman isn’t really a Win for Women

Spoiler Alert!

For my whole life I’ve been surrounded by male dominated box office hits. Films starring, and often also directed, produced and written by men. James Bond, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, superhero films, and even Toy Story. When I think of the women in these films, they’re usually the pretty love interest – or lust interest, let’s be honest – or the supporting character.

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The Great Sexist Bake Off

Invisible Obstacles

My Lean In circle is a group of passionate, intelligent, ambitious, thriving women. We often discuss ways we can break through the subtle sexist obstacles in our workplaces. These walls, barriers or ceilings – glass ceilings, if you like – can be hard to see unless you put in your special ‘gender equality’ lenses and take a deliberate look. Continue reading

Not pregnant / Definitely not pregnant

At work some of my colleagues are *this* close to openly laying bets on when I’ll get pregnant. Seriously. Some ask me to my face, others gossip about it in the kitchen. And I know the ones who aren’t discussing it publicly are probably still thinking it privately.
Since I got married it’s been happening with unsettling frequency. Liam and I have discussed making one of those in/out slider signs for my desk, saying ‘not pregnant/ definitely not pregnant’. Continue reading