Anita Sarkeesian: role model for International Women’s Day

Anthony Haynes writes: To mark International Women’s Say, we blog today about two female entrepreneurs and leaders. First, Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is best known as a critic of video games. Her criticism focuses on the representation of women, with particular attention to the role of stereotypes and tropes. Her work is not, however, limited to that focus.… Read More

More, different, and better?

Anthony Haynes writes: Continuing our unilaterally declared theme of International Women’s Month, today we focus on an argument from Janine Eldred of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE). In the lead-up to International Women’s Sat, NIACE’s informal blog, More different, and equal, posted a series of stories. In her post on March 25th,… Read More

Where are all the women creative directors?

Anthony Haynes writes: Continuing our theme of April as (unilaterally declared) International Women’s Month, we consider an article by Lydia Dishman about women (or, rather, the lack of women) at senior level in the creative industries. In the article, published on the Fast Company website (Feb 26th), Dishman cites the following figures: women control 80%… Read More

International women’s MONTH: the start

Anthony Haynes writes: On March 10th we wrote: “International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8th) seemed to us to be over almost before it started. Is that it for the year, then? Surely not. So we’ve decided unilaterally to declare April International Women’s Month. During that month, all our posts will be by and/or about women”. We begin… Read More