Thursday, August 18, 2005

(post-)n feminism


News from the United Kingdom
Don't get mad, get rich! "...there are now an estimated 360,000 women in Britain who are worth half a million pounds or more each...Over the past 30 years, the female employment rate has jumped from 42% to 70%, while almost a third of managers are now women [from] a mere 2%...In business you'll be successful regardless of gender if you have a good product and the right skills."
Personal assistants, hot chics, and Lolita. "They are still a rarity in the office, but, says Cath Janes, male PAs are here to stay and doing their bit to dispel the stereotypes..."
Now aint that sweet? "It is a similar story in the kitchen: cooking now takes modern mothers an average of 5.9 hours per week, compared with up to 13 hours in the 1950s. ...Men also appear to have changed over the last 50 years. More than a quarter of modern mothers said they would not be able to cope without their partner, and 76% said they felt "supported" by their other half." Even more on childcare trends here.
Finally, why he's a keeper. Warning: This last one is supposed to be funny.

Friday, August 05, 2005

"Irreconcilable differences" is so last year


Yes, "working" at a relationship is tiring, and after so many years, boring. It's better to quit amicably and avoid a bitter divorce. Breaking up may be hard to do, but at least it's doing something; it's not passive. I hear all this.
But folks should hang in there for the sake of together forever romance, and of mature unconditional love. I don't want Angelina and Brad, I want Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.