feminism · life · musings · wedding planning

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

When hubby-to-be and I were engaged last year, other than questions on dresses, hair and makeup (don’t get me started on how I feel about those questions!), the main question I was most often faced with was “are you changing your name?”. Initially, my gut response to this was “no”, because hey, I’m a Gen Y-er! Bowing…… Continue reading WHAT’S IN A NAME?

body talk · books · feminism

THE BEAUTY MYTH: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BODY?

Two feminist books that have really got me thinking lately are The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. While the two were published almost 30 years apart (the former in 1990, the latter in 1963), and neither of them recently, there is an insightful continuity between them and an unsettling relevance despite the years…… Continue reading THE BEAUTY MYTH: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BODY?