Why the Movie, ‘Made in Dagenham’ Is Still Relevant Today

www.TheFeministBride.comMade in Dagenham is a British docudrama by Director Nigel Cole and is based on the true story of 187 female Ford Motor machinists in Dagenham, England, 1968. The female workers, led by Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins), unite in a strike after management reclassifies them as “unskilled workers” to justify a lower pay rate. The women take their demand for equal pay all the way to parliament. The movie’s message on women’s ability to overcome a culture that promotes sex discrimination is still as relevant today as it was then. But the movie’s comedic, cutesy tone glossed over the severity of the cause, which brings to light larger issues in non-fiction women’s films....more

On the Unavoidable Emergence of Women’s Leadership: feminism, TED lectures, and how Einstein Got it Right.... on Women Of Green

For more than three decades, Elizabeth Lesser has worked with leading figures in the field of healing self and society. In 1977, she started the highly respected Omega Institute of Holistic Studies which she envisioned, along with co-founder Stephan Rechtschaffen, as a dynamic “university of life” designed to foster personal growth and social change....more

Gregory House, MD, and Empowering Lessons Women Can Learn From Him

Every week I tune in to watch Hugh Laurie in House, and I embrace his guts, his brilliance, and even his obnoxious attitude. Gregory House is your typical asocial curmudgeon, but we love him anyway, sometimes against our own will, because he is the kind of person we all wish we could be. He is smart, rude, arrogant, and he says what everyone wishes they had the guts to say....more

The Price of Sex vs. the End of Men

Much in the same way we’re questioning whether the state of our political discourse is turning us into more violent, less kind people, I’m questioning whether the way we talk and write about male-female relationships is making us heartless. ...more

Couldn't agree that we need a new discourse on gender roles and relationships. See my series on ...more

Where are the calls for increased regulations of abortion clinics?

Nancy Pelosi and other prominent pro-choice women have frequently said that they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. While this argument is generally made against the backdrop of coat hanger allusions, what happens when legal abortions produce the unsafe, illegal and frequent atrocities, that happened in Philadelphia?...more

This was very informative. Somehow I had no idea this was going on. I agree with your point of ...more

Living The Dream (Like A Man)

I must confess that I am wrestling with a certain angst. The word "feminist" has gotten me down.   It has been my good fortune to know a life of limitless possibilities. Save for the time I was booted from a baseball game for being a girl, any gender bias that came my way was not very obvious.  And okay, I admit it -- I was a terrible ball player.   Today, my life would fit a traditional mold of male success....more

New Resource for the Conservative Gals

Smart Girl Politics, one of my favorite organizations, just unveiled a brand new website for SGP Action....more

Want a Feminist Son? Tips From a Veteran

Someone asked me how we raised feminist sons. I don’t have a checklist. And if I were to respond seriously, I’d start with something really corny: teach them to respect people – all people. The elevator man. The bus driver. Their best friend’s mom. The guy at the candy counter. Their friends. Their parents’ friends. Their baby sitter. They were Manhattan kids, but they were raised to think of the feelings of every person they met. Of course, that meant all women, too. That was an advantage. ...more

I agree about respecting all people.

I'd take it a bit further, too, to not making ...more

Attention Women of the Modern World

I am reading a fascinating book called "Backwards in High Heels:  The Impossible Art of Being Female" written by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine.  This book is not a self-help book in the classic sense, as more of a "guide" to the day to day life of women's issues, etc.  The book is broken down into categories such as: Marriage, Career, Love, Food, Health and so on.  Not even halfway through it, I have already extracted many useful and interesting hints, thoughts and views.I can easily get into each of the categories and give my interpretation.  However...more