When it comes to aging, I always go back to this footage of Frances McDormand
and her thoughts on appreciating our age as a gift. I especially love the idea that our faces are the roadmap of our lives (though I’d prefer a smoother route).
I can’t stop thinking about this interview with actress Amber Tamblyn
in which she draws a correlation between the election of Donald Trump and the widespread exposure of sexual harassment and assault. I’d say she hit the nail on the head right here:
I feel like the election of Donald Trump was a singular pointed message at women telling us that our lives don’t matter, and that our safety doesn’t matter, and that our physical health doesn’t matter, our reproductive rights don’t matter, that our gender just doesn’t matter, and that we are somehow owned by the country. I think within that one move, it was a giant gesture, and Donald Trump symbolizes, for most women – not all of them – he symbolizes and epitomizes everything that is deeply wrong with masculinity and with the objectification of women. And so within that single vote, it sort of was like a switch was flipped on and every woman just went, I’m done. It’s as simple as that: I’m done.
Men sometimes weigh in: As a father of a young daughter, I deplore. … But that sounds as if one cares about women only if one has made one, or as if one thinks of female colleagues as little girls.
Whitney Wolfe, CEO of Bumble, is taking interesting steps
to turn the popular dating app into a networking tool for women. Check out this interview on How I Built This
to learn more about her impressive background and personal triumph over sexual harassment in the workplace. (Also helpful if you are old and have no idea how dating apps work).
Speaking of Whitney’s, I’ve been fairly obsessed with Whitney Houston since reading this NY Times piece
recently. I even signed up for Showtime to watch this documentary
. My strongest memories of her are so tied to videos like this
, but they clearly have nothing to do with who she really was. RIP