Last month I wrote about the invisible workload that women carry and how I personally try to counteract it, which prompted a slew of messages from friends sharing their stories and perspectives. One of these friends, a great friend of mine from high school and new mom of a perfect baby boy, sent me a recommendation to check out a book she was reading: Jancee Dunn’s How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids. While I can confidently say that I have never hated my husband, my baby is only 18 months– there is still plenty of time for resentment to fester. In the spirit of research, I dove right in, and I’m glad that I did.
There it is again, that word—feminist. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2012 TEDx talk, adapted to a published essay in 2014, she relays her early justifications of the term. “At one point, I was a happy African feminist who does not hate men and likes lip gloss and who wears high heels for herself and not for men,” she says. “That word is so heavy with baggage—negative baggage.”
The paradoxical nature of motherhood, especially in the first year, is something that no one could prepare me for. This podcast helped me make sense of it.
As August closes with the long Labor Day weekend, we are recapping this past month’s book club selection, A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug by Sarah Lacy.
If you're going to have a marathon, then why not choose a show with a strong female lead at its center? Thankfully, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon all have plenty of shows that tell the stories of dynamic, diverse women who are strong in a myriad of ways.
We are so excited to announce August's pick for Gild Book Club! This month we will be reading A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy by Sarah Lacy.
The Gild Book Club focuses this month on Cordelia Fine’s book “Delusions of Gender”.
At Gild Collective we love reading books to educate, entertain, and make us think more deeply on the topics we care about. We also love our community of women who want to empower themselves and others in the workplace. We are so excited to combine these two passions in our new blog series: Gild Book Club!
If you haven't started listening to podcasts yet, don't worry! We have a great list to start you off, from entertaining listens to episodes that will intrigue and educate.
Here are the facts:
Ocean’s 8 has a star-studded, female-focused cast.
Ocean’s 8 hit #1 at the box office, bringing in $41.5 million domestically opening weekend.
Most of the other things you will read about the film are based on opinion, and so is everything else I am about to say.