Work it, Girl!

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Linda Hirshman set off a new skirmish in the "Mommy Wars" with her December 2005 The American Prospect article calling for women to stay out of the house and find jobs if they want respect and equality. The article is now a book and an excerpt is available as a Brian Lehrer Show Reading Project. Plus, New York Times economic columnist Louis Uchitelle, the author of “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,” and the founder of a nonprofit that promotes African diaspora cinema.

Work It, Girl!

Linda Hirshman, retired as the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis University and author, Get to Work : A Manifesto for Women of the World (Viking, 2006)
- on her charge that “choice feminism” is no feminism at all

» Get to Work ...


That Class-y Blue Collar

Louis Uchitelle economic columnist for the New York Times and author, The Disposable American : Layoffs and Their Consequences (Knopf, 2006)
- on the bluring of the line between middle and working class

» Two Tiers, Slipping Into One (Times Select)


A Good Man Is Easy To Train

Amy Sutherland, author of "What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage" in The New York Times 6/25/06 and author, Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers (Viking, 2006)
-explains how learning to train camels and killer whales can help ...


The Life and Times of. . .

Moikgantsi Kgama, founder of Imagenation, a Harlem-based nonprofit working with African diaspora cinema, and director of communications and development at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
- discusses her work in cinema in Harlem

» Imagenation Film Festival


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