Right now, I’m feeling full of the joys that only a golden glow (one that didn’t come out of a bottle, mind!) and a good friend’s beautiful wedding can bring… amazing, then, that I’ve found yet more things to top up the juices for my happy helmet over the past couple of days. Please allow me to spread the love!
1. A huge ‘Hooray’ is most definitely in order as today saw 5 contemporary feminists profiled in The Evening Standard newspaper for a piece entitled March of The New Feminists. With the impending SlutWalk event in London this Saturday, it’s fantastic to see Feminism receiving media attention once more. Those racking up the ES column inches include UK Feminista founder Kat Banyard, Vicky Simister of Anti-Street Harassment UK and male feminist activist (finally a journalist acknowledges they exist!) Ralph Allen. Take a read here and be inspired by these hard-working activists.
2. With the appointment of the first ever woman executive editor of The New York Times, many are commenting that the move comes not a moment too soon. I was thankful, then, to read Jill Abramson’s own personal take on her new prestigious position in this piece from yesterday’s Guardian. Especially interesting is Abramson’s simultaneous admission of her new role’s significance whilst feeling weary of the whole ‘First woman to…’ line of questioning. Read up here on the woman who is set to become a huge force in the US media, a woman with a passion for hard-edged investigative reporting… and a love of West Highland Terriers.
3. And last, but by no means least, a bit of fun in the form of JD Samson’s MEN. I had the fabulous fortune of going along to their gig in Shepherd’s Bush last night and shared the audience’s rapture as, for their final song, they pulled a classic Bikini Kill cover out of the bag. The crowd all left with huge grins on their faces! Take a look at the vid above of their rendition of the same song at New York’s rather lovely Knitting Factory and see if it can’t raise a smile for you too!Comments (1)