arly 2000's, much of that had transformed - and 100% transformed culturally in the recent dealer groups I have been a part of. I don't necessarily see the correlation between the politically incorrect behavior you describe in the first part of your post and your NO GIRLS ALLOWED sign reference at the end. (I have often been frustrated by women in EVERY aforementioned workplace who have used a wink or smile to get favored treatment, by the way)
I have worked alongside MANY women on the service drive and in the showroom, but if you look at the pure numbers of the people crazy enough to apply for these positions, the 95% male applicant pool closely mirrors the employee pool. Most don't stay long enough to be managers. But go to the racetrack and look at the fence along the pits - if there are youths there admiring the cars, by and large, they are boys. Sure many women love cars and racing, but not enough to learn the difference between a valve lifters and pushrods. I admire a model on the runway but could really care less who designed her shoes. And not many men apply for the receptionist position, either. Some of what you are describing can likely be attributed to some 'good ole boy' behavior, but in MY EXPERIENCE, girls don't grow up wanting to work on cars. I have met a total of 1. Maybe that's why I love Marissa Tomey's performance in My Cousin Vinny so much.…
ulture"? Because I was somehow blessed and taken as her husband by the accomplished and published Feminist Scholar and Gender Studies Professor Dr. Elizabeth Archuleta, I have been exposed to various theories, attended conferences, lectures, read books and delighted in over ten years of conversation with a fully accredited Professor who currently is Faculty and Research Fellow at one of the largest Research University based Gender and Women Studies Departments in American academia... For that reason, among others, I certainly respect the widely disparate opinions in regards to this topic and the specific blog I posted... However, I will gladly debate the issues raised in a forum moderated by Professional Feminists (ie: Feminist publishing and teaching is their paid vocation) who are PhD's and current faculty at an accredited Women's Study's University program, and am confident that those who have posted diatribe and outrage at the inappropriatness of this Top Ten Sexiest Women list will exit such a debate both humbled and perhaps with a different opinion.
The reality is that the very people who would have lists such as this banned, removed and the authors punished are cut from the same cloth as those that perpetrated the Salem Witch Trials during the early years of European colonization of North America... Which was done as a means of controlling women and ensuring their power was mitigated and neutralized from further development.
I would be proud to see my wife, any of my sisters or either of my daughters featured on a list like this one. And so would most people who celebrate and admire feminine strength, beauty and professional accomplishments... Today, I am proud to have been described by several educated and highly respected feminist authors as a "Feminist"... Ten years ago I was uncomfortable when I heard this term used to define my perspectives and track history of decisions made and actions taken, because I thought a person had to be female to be described as such. But now I know better and understand that men who are comfortable in their own masculinity and gender role as a man, are the men who are most supportive of the Feminist perspectives that impact the women, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and nieces they love and who helped develop their own healthy and balanced sense of what roles and responsibilities come with being a man that women and men respect.
I am proud to congratulate the ten women who were selected to be on this list of professionally accomplished, beautiful and confident enough in themselves to be considered "Sexy" social media professionals... Well done ladies! I am certain the men in your lives who love and respect you are also proud of this and your many other accomplishments!…
nd the early Saturday morning kick off to an event that combined live presentations, a short film, author and film maker interviews, discussions and the featured pre-release showing of an award winning new documentary film titled "Miss Representation" (please consider taking a moment to check out the activities and resources provided by http://missrepresentation.org)
The short documentary film we saw was made by a group of Tucson High School students. Their interviews with many High School students portrayed the angst and confusion being caused by portrayals of what it means to be a "feminine" woman and a "masculine" man that are so prolifically propagated by over 10 hours a day of media consumption across multiple screens used by our children and young adults.The students who made the film came up on stage and described their project, plus we got to speak with them directly later on after the feature documentary had completed its showing... These kids were inspiring in that they show adults the potential of the generation coming out of American high schools these days.
"Miss Representation" is a major motion picture documentary that already won its category at Sundance and is being considered for an Academy Award Nomination...
Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.
http://www.missrepresentation.org http://facebook.com/missrepresentationcampaign http://twitter.com/representpledge Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women in media. Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential thought leaders in politics, news, entertainment, and academia, including Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Geena Davis, Lisa Ling, Marissa Mayer, Cory Booker, Jean Kilbourne, and Jackson Katz, to give us an inside look at the media’s messaging. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces of communication in our culture, mainstream media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality—not in her capacity as a leader.
Miss Representation was well done and featured interviews with many well known political leaders, authors, researchers, psychiatrists, directors, actors, CEO's and other executives. Miss Representation was so powerful that it left me filled with an overwhelming feeling that the issues identified and explored in this documentary should not be considered a Feminist exclusive, they are... and should be considered equally important to men.
Check out: http://missrepresentation.org/home.html
What's your opinion? Should men be supportive of feminist issues that deal with important factors effecting our daughters, sisters, mothers and the women we depend on for earning our living and enjoying a happy life filled with love and family?
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