Friday, March 16, 2012
Did you know that March is women's history month! We have a whole month to celebrate. My son would be shocked by this as March means basketball! Crazy. I could put together a bracket for him with important women he should know-he might absorb the information better that way.
Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be featured at Kidlit's blog, which has featured a variety of inspiring posts about women. I chose to write about Joan of Arc as I had been recently inspired by this movie starring Leelee Sobieski. Joan was an amazing young women and accomplished much in her short life. Tough having your life cut short by 44 men looking for a reason to get rid of you. Sadly women in today's world continue to be mistreated based on what we wear and how we act.
My husband, a peaceful man, says it's part of man's nature to be a conqueror and that some men just can't grasp woman as a person instead of an object. Maybe a drug could be invented to make men more docile and thus able to work and understand women without objectifying them. Would it work? Please click to Kidlit and read my post and all the others who've been featured this month. A heartfelt thank you to Margo and Lisa for all the work that goes into each post.
I recently finished up I don't know how she does it by Allison Pearson, which delves into the work force mentality because Kate spends her days working at breakneck speed as a Hedge fund manager surrounded by men who cast disparaging comments around like bait, hoping to either further their career or at least to demean the woman sitting next to them. Look forward to my upcoming review of this still-timely book but in the meantime go read about Joan of Arc, a young woman juggling kings, priests, angels, her family and a sword.
Happy Friday! (oh, Spring Break, where have you gone...)